Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg reacts to ‘heinous’ attacks on NYPD officers

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has responded to the recent attack on a New York police officer by a group of immigrants in the Big Apple, calling the violence “heinous.”

New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers were patrolling Times Square on January 27 when they encountered a group of immigrants. The video shows police asking the men to move with them.

The footage then shows two police officers attempting to subdue the person wearing a yellow jacket. A group of suspects were seen kicking the officers and running away.

The suspects were identified as Darwin Andres Gomez, 19, Kelvin Servita Arrocha, 19, Wilson Juarez, 21, and Yeoman Rebelon, 24.

Joan Boada, 22, Jandry Barros, 21, and Yohhenry Brito, 24, were also arrested in the attack.

Illegal immigrant gives middle finger after allegedly attacking NYPD in Times Square

Surveillance cameras captured the attack on two New York City police officers near Times Square on Saturday. (New York City Police Department)

In a statement obtained by Fox News on Saturday, Bragg said his office “continues to work with law enforcement to bring all those responsible for these heinous attacks to justice.”

“It’s clear from video and other evidence that some of the most guilty individuals have yet to be identified or arrested, and we will continue to work with the NYPD to uncover their despicable acts and hold them accountable,” Bragg said. We are pursuing it.”

“We are simultaneously preparing to present the indictment to a grand jury on Tuesday and will release it to the public as soon as legally permitted,” he added. “We will not rest until everyone who assaulted a police officer in this horrific attack is held accountable.”

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Kelvin Arocha (19 years old, left), Wilson Juarez (21 years old), Yeoman Rebellon (24 years old), and Darwin Gomez Izquiel (19 years old) are all New York City police officers. He has been charged with assaulting two people. (New York City Police Department)

In a separate statement Saturday, NYPD Commissioner Edward A. Caban called the group “cowards.”

“An attack on a police officer is an attack on society as a whole,” Caban said. “The New York City Police Department is thoroughly investigating this incident, in which a group of cowards attacked two uniformed police officers tasked with protecting our community.”

“We will work tirelessly with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to identify and arrest all individuals who participated in this event,” he continued.


District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (Alex Kent/AFP via Getty Images/File)

Gomez, Arocha, Juarez and Rebellon were reportedly charged with assault and released without bail.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post that the group recently fled to California after giving false names to a nonprofit organization that transports migrants, after which U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested the men. A warrant has been issued for the.

Mr. Brito remains in jail, but Mr. Boada and Mr. Barros, who are also being sought, were released without bail.

Fox News Digital’s Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Louis Casiano and CB Cotton contributed to this report.



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