On Thursday, the New York Police Department released the bodycam footage of the two NYPD officers who were brutally attacked by several illegal migrants late last month.
The footage shows the officers asking the migrants to move down the street when one of the officers comes in contact with Yohenry Brito. The migrant, when told to "vamos" by an officer, demanded the officer not to touch him, and the group of migrants began shouting at the officers, as reported by Fox News. When officers began to move Brito physically, the migrant said in Spanish, "Why are you touching me?" and "Why are you stopping me?"
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, the migrants engaged in the brutal assault near Times Square on 42nd Street at around 8:30 PM EST. Following the incident, the migrants were arrested and then released, without bail, back onto the streets of Manhattan. Several of them then fled New York for California, but they were apprehended in Phoenix by federal authorities.
Footage of the attack shows the NYPD officers asking the migrants to move before they were attacked. The two police officers were quickly surrounded by half a dozen attackers, leading to one officer being taken to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the chest and head. All the while, another officer defended his colleague from the onslaught, attempting to take down one of the attackers and support the downed officer.
While the officers were unsuccessful in apprehending any of the attackers in the initial assault, the NYPD would later apprehend the suspects, who were identified as 19-year-old Darwin Andres Gomez Izquiel, 19-year-old Kelvin Servat Arocha, 21-year-old Juarez Wilson, and 24-year-old Yorman Reveron. All of the men were in the United States via asylum.
One of the attackers, Yorman Reveron, currently has two open cases, one for assault and another for robbery, yet he still has been allowed to remain on the streets of the Big Apple. In November, he allegedly attacked a Nordstrom Rack employee after being caught shoplifting, and last month, he punched a Macy's security guard after being caught during a robbery with two others.
The men were taken into custody and charged with assault. However, all of them were released without bail. A fifth suspect, 22-year-old Jhoan Boada, was later arrested on Monday evening and was charged with attempted assault of a police officer. The officers involved received medical attention at the scene and only suffered minor injuries, such as small cuts and bruises.
Officers across the city were outraged after one of the migrants, 22-year-old Jhoan Boada, was seen flipping the bird to reporters after being released from the Midtown South Precinct. Boada was seen smirking at the camera as he exited the building. Making matters even worse, several migrants fled the state to California following the arrest of 19-year-old Darwin Andres Gomez, 19-year-old Kelvin Servita Arocha, 21-year-old Wilson Juarez, and 24-year-old Yorman Reveron.Watch the bodycam footage below:
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BREAKING: Bodycam footage released of the NYPD officers getting attacked by a gang of illegal migrants in Times Square pic.twitter.com/y6GUTYNN06— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 9, 2024