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Migrant who allegedly attacked NYPD cops released from jail after ‘sanctuary’ church posts $15K cash bail

An illegal immigrant who allegedly attacked two New York City police officers was recently released after a Brooklyn “sanctuary” church posted bail of $15,000 cash. new york post It was reported on Wednesday.

Yoenly Brito, a 24-year-old Venezuelan immigrant, was the only person held in prison for allegedly assaulting two police officers with a group of other illegal immigrants on January 27. Brito remained in custody at Rikers Island until Tuesday, when Good Shepherd interviewed him. The Bay Ridge Lutheran Church posted the bail, said Pastor Juan Ruiz.

“Our church is basically a sanctuary,” Lewis told the Post.

“We assume people are innocent until proven otherwise,” Lewis added, citing the “political context” surrounding the case. He claimed there was “more to it than is being made public.”

“Sanctuaries give you that breathing space,” Lewis says.

The pastor said Brito was not staying at the church.

On Friday, progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Brito on two counts of second-degree assault, a Class D felony. Two other people believed to have been involved in the incident, Darwin Andres Gómez Izquiel, 19, and Yeoman Rebellon, 24, were also charged with similar charges.

Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, was charged with two counts of assault for allegedly kicking police station equipment. Wilson Juarez, 21, was charged with a Class E felony for allegedly tampering with physical evidence.

Bragg reported Friday that three more suspects remain at large. Several illegal immigrants believed to have been involved in the gang attack are believed to be heading to California. Some of these individuals were arrested last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix, Arizona.

Yarwin Madris, 18, was charged with assault and detained this week. He is being held without bail.

Gomez Izquiel was arrested again this week on suspicion of shoplifting at a Macy’s department store in Queens and was held without bail.

Surveillance video of the incident shows a scuffle erupting between two officers and a large group of migrants after officers order each person to move. The group of migrants took turns punching and kicking the officers. The group fled the scene, leaving the officers on the ground.

The number of police officers injured by suspects is at an all-time high, the Post reported. Experts have told the media that the increase in aggression against police officers is directly related to anti-cop rhetoric and crime reduction policies.

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