"Activist" judge releases mentally-ill man who stormed a police station and tried to steal an officer's gun. I'm pretty sure that NYC judges are appointed. If so, this one should be disappointed; certainly the cops are.*
A deranged man allegedly stormed into a Brooklyn police station house and attempted to steal a cop’s firearm over the weekend — and was then let back on the street [the next day] by a judge without bail.
Kurdel Emmanuel lunged at the officer inside the 83rd Precinct Station house Saturday and violently clutched her firearm belt while attempting to yank out her service weapon, according to court papers.
At his arraignment Sunday, Emmanuel was hit with a slew of charges, including assault on a police officer, attempted criminal possession of a weapon and attempted robbery.
Prosecutors asked Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman to hold him in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Instead, she ordered Emmanuel released on his own recognizance.
Ed Mullins, head of the Sergeant’s Benevolence Association, said the suspect is “mentally ill,” and sent out a safety alert describing him and urging cops to “remain cautious.”
Law enforcement slammed the judge for the release — which took place on the eve of a wake for Officer Miosotis Familia, who was killed by an apparently mentally disturbed man last Wednesday.
* Turns out, they're elected, but it'd be a shame to lose a good pun