NYPD is seeking 2 more migrants in Times Square cop attack

NEWS: NYPD is seeking 2 more migrants in Times Square cop attack



Two more migrants are being hunted for the vicious caught-on-camera beating of police officers in Times Square, the NYPD said.

Surveillance images released late Wednesday showed close-ups of two of the mob caught at the scene and wanted on assault charges.

One wearing a red hoodie, black pants and a white baseball cap with a pair of sunglasses perched on the bill is accused of kicking an officer at least three times and throwing a punch, law enforcement sources told CBS New York.

The other — sporting a black puffer jacket, blue jeans and a red baseball hat — was seen kicking an officer and then falling on the ground during the attack.

As many as 14 migrants were believed to have been involved in the brutal beatdown in Times Square on Jan. 27.

An unidentified man is wanted by the NYPD for the assault of police officer in Times Square on Jan. 27.
The suspect in the red hoodie and white hat was allegedly caught on video kicking and punching the cops. DCPI

So far, six men have been charged in the caught-on-video beating — and all but one of have been released from jail without bail.

Yohenry Brito, 24, who was identified by his distinctive neck tattoo, was indicted Tuesday in connection with the incident, but the charges against him remained under seal. He also faces unrelated misdemeanors stemming from shoplifting.   

Another suspect, dressed in a puffer jacket, was allegedly seen kicking an officer and then falling.

A judge set his bail amount at $15,000 cash or $50,000 bond last week.

The other suspects — Darwin Andres Gomez, 19, Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, Wilson Juarez, 21, Yorman Reveron, 24, and Jhoan Boada, 22 — were set free following their arraignments.

The first four men face charges of assault on a police officer, gang assault, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

The wild melee broke out on West 42nd Street after two officers tried to disperse migrants. DCPI

Boada, who is homeless, has been charged with attempted assault on a police officer and gang assault.

The melee broke out around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 on West 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, where an NYPD officer and a lieutenant tried to disperse a group of migrants.

One of the migrants got into a fight with the cops, before more than a dozen other men attacked the outnumbered officers, kicking and pummeling them, as seen in the video.  

The cops suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Wilson Juarez was charged for the attack, then released.
Yorman Reveron is also a suspect.
Jhoan Boada is a suspect in the assault.

The decision to cut loose the suspected cop attackers without bail has set off a firestorm of criticism.

“It was a serious felony and bail should have been set,” New York State Attorney General Letitia James said.

But Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has defended not setting a monetary bail, saying that his office was still reviewing the footage from the attack to determine the level of involvement of each participant.

Kelvin Servita Arocha is one of those accused of attacking the officers.
Darwin Andres Gomez has been indicted for the assault.

“Hold the right people accountable for the right conduct. This is a bedrock principle of our justice system,” Bragg said.

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters last week that the migrants who jumped the cops should be deported.

“Get them all and send them back,” Hochul said. “You don’t touch our police officers. You don’t touch anyone.”



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