Homeless, attacked a police officer in the subway, still charged

Two out of five homeless, started on 23 December a fight with a COP in the subway of new York, after all, was accused of committing a criminal offence.

36-year-old , Eliseo Alvarez and 27-year-old Juan Nunez are accused of assaulting a police officer, a veteran of the fighting Syeda Ali. Another 3 participants of the fight, which shortly after his arrest was released, wanted.

The NYPD initially wanted to limit charges to non-criminal violations of local law. But after a meeting on Wednesday, December 26, officials of the police and the Prosecutor’s office in new York, the case was reclassified as criminal.

As established by police investigation, initially none of the brawlers was not charged with any crime, they were taken to the hospital. Alvarez and núñez, a 32-year-old Oseas Garcia, 29-year-old Raul Ruiz and 31-year-old , Leobardo Alvarado due to heavy intoxication and was arrested. However, they were soon released.

What extraordinary professionalism and bravery by NYPD Officer Syed Ali. Attacking our men and women in uniform won’t ever be tolerated. The NYPD is upping its presence at this station and others to ensure officers have the support they need. https://t.co/rWEAf48DEk

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 25, 2018

Tramp then returned to station and was again arrested for having settled down to spend the night on the platform, which is a violation of local law. The Prosecutor’s office also refused to insist on criminal charges.

As NYPD accused men in the attack on his employee, prosecutors could not charge them with committing a crime. This situation angered the police unions.


— MAADY (@Ahmaadnyc) December 24, 2018

«It’s impossible to say what damage it might cause… the police… If things had gone differently, we could be seriously injured or dead police officer».

We will remind, the incident occurred in the evening on Sunday at the East Broadway station. To SIEDO Ali, a woman came up complaining that it pursues the company of the homeless. When the police asked the men to leave the metro, they began to threaten him, and then climbed to fight. In the video, filmed by one of the witnesses, the COP fights back, wielding a truncheon and kicking.