Footage from police body cameras has been made public showing the assault on officers in Times Square.

Police Body Camera Footage Shows Attack on NYPD Officers in Times Square

Newly released body camera footage reveals the shocking attack on two NYPD officers in Times Square last month. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced on Thursday that 11 individuals have been identified and seven have been indicted for their involvement in the assault.

The incident occurred on January 27th around 8:30pm when officers were attempting to clear a group of asylum seekers who were blocking the sidewalk on West 42nd Street. The footage shows one officer attempting to detain 24-year-old Yohenry Brito, who was refusing to comply with their commands. This led to a group assault on the two officers.

Bragg expressed his outrage and disgust at the attack, stating that it sickened him and that he does not tolerate such behavior towards police officers. He emphasized the importance of holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

The district attorney also addressed previous criticism for not requesting bail for the suspects, stating that the level of review was meticulous to ensure that only those who were involved in the criminal acts were charged. He also clarified that four of the indicted individuals were previously released on their own recognizance.

The charges include second degree assault for Brito, Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, Yorman Reveron, and Kelvin Servita Arocha. Wilson Juarez is charged with evidence tampering. Brito is currently being held on bail for refusing to clear the street upon officers’ commands.

Bragg concluded by stating that this was not only an attack on police officers, but also an attack on the safety of the city. He expressed confidence in the thorough investigation and identification of all individuals involved in the heinous attack.  

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