A man attacks a masked Asian police officer and is released on bail in New York


A man accused of trying to push an undercover Asian police officer into the Queens subway tracks was released on Sunday without bail.

The incident reportedly occurred around 5:30 pm on Saturday at the N Train platform on Dutch Kills’ 31st and 39th Avenues.

Ricardo Hernandez, 32, allegedly used an anti-Asian slur against police officers before threatening to beat them.

“That’s why your people are being beaten.” According to police, Hernandez said: New York post.. “I have nothing to lose.”

He is reportedly “I offend you! This is my home.”

Hernandez, who had been arrested 12 times in the past, was arrested on the scene and charged with three hate crimes, including harassment, exacerbation of harassment, and intimidation. However, he was released without bail due to new state rules exempting attacks that do not cause bail injuries.

“Under the new bail rules, my hands are tied because I have no authority or authority to set bail on this defendant for this suspect’s crime.” Judge Louis Knock of the Queens Supreme Court said. The judge also dismissed the previous warrant against Hernandez regarding the summoning of open containers.

Hernandez is the third suspect arrested for attacking a masked Asian police officer in New York. WABC.. Second arrest, Jubian Rodriguez, 35, told the policeman “Go back to China before you reach the (abuse) graveyard.” And on April 9th ​​he threatened to stab his face.

Rodriguez has also been released for new legal action. He will return to court next month.

“Private clothing police officers are doing their job to get the criminal elements out of the street. But as usual, we run into this obstacle, where we arrest and prosecute, and in this case. Despite the long wrap sheet, the suspect is free to roam. “ Retired NYPD detective Michael Alcazar Said New York Post.

Feature image screenshot WABC

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