Manhattan DA Reduces BLM Leader’s Cop Assault Charge Amid Blowback

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By: Eric Mack

The Manhattan district attorney has reduced the assault charges against a Black Lives Matter group leader to a mere misdemeanor after turning himself in to face charges he injured a cop.

DA Cyrus Vance’s order to Manhattan prosecutors to lower the charge of Derrick Ingram, 28, and release him drew a rebuke from law enforcement officials.

“He lowered the charge because he is afraid of the protesters,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post.

The June incident leading to the assault charge occurred when Ingram allegedly used a batter-power bullhorn to shout into an officer’s ear, damaging his hearing. He was only identified by police after he did it again weeks later to another cop.

“This is ludicrous, he attacked a police officer,” a Manhattan cop told the Post. “What does he have to do to get bail, seriously injure a cop? Or worse?”

The initial felony assault charge, carrying up to seven years in prison, is customary for any injury inflicted on a cop, but now Ingram might not fail any jail time.

Is there any doubt who is in charge in this city now?” Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch told the Post in a statement. “The criminal mob is dictating their terms to the NYPD brass and district attorneys, who are tripping over themselves to comply.

The Manhattan district attorney has reduced the assault charges against a Black Lives Matter group leader to a mere misdemeanor after turning himself in to face charges he injured a cop.

DA Cyrus Vance’s order to Manhattan prosecutors to lower the charge of Derrick Ingram, 28, and release him drew a rebuke from law enforcement officials.

“He lowered the charge because he is afraid of the protesters,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post.

The June incident leading to the assault charge occurred when Ingram allegedly used a batter-power bullhorn to shout into an officer’s ear, damaging his hearing. He was only identified by police after he did it again weeks later to another cop.

“This is ludicrous, he attacked a police officer,” a Manhattan cop told the Post. “What does he have to do to get bail, seriously injure a cop? Or worse?”

The initial felony assault charge, carrying up to seven years in prison, is customary for any injury inflicted on a cop, but now Ingram might not fail any jail time.

Is there any doubt who is in charge in this city now?” Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch told the Post in a statement. “The criminal mob is dictating their terms to the NYPD brass and district attorneys, who are tripping over themselves to comply.

(www.Newsmax.com)

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