Gang Member Who Permanently Disabled Cop Gets Released After Slap On Wrist

Holly Matkin

After suffering catastrophic brain damage, NYPD Detective Dalsh Veve requires a wheelchair and constant care.

Brooklyn, NY – A gang member who nearly killed a New York police officer by dragging him with a stolen car walked out of a juvenile detention center as a free man on Wednesday.

The violent encounter left 38-year-old New York Police Department (NYPD) Detective Dalsh Veve, a married father of a young daughter, with catastrophic brain damage.

He now relies on a wheelchair, and must have around-the clock medical care.

Despite having 11 arrests on his criminal history by the age of 15, reputed Crips member Justin Murrell was sentenced to just 16 months to four years in juvenile detention for nearly killing Det. Veve, the New York Daily News reported.

“Ten years was the max he could have gotten and he didn’t even get half of that," said the detective’s wife, Esther Veve. “I don’t think any time would have justified what he did, so for him not to have gotten the maximum was even worse…It was a slap in the face.”

Murrell, who is now 18, was set for release on Wednesday.

Det. Veve, who was born in Haiti, was one of multiple NYPD officers who responded to a report of shots fired in the area of East 53rd Street and Tilden Avenue on June 3, 2017, according to the New York Daily News.

During the course of the investigation, he spotted Murrell behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle, WCBS reported.

But as he was speaking with the 15-year-old, Murrell suddenly stomped on the accelerator and rammed into him.

Det. Veve desperately clung to the fleeing vehicle as it hit speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour, the New York Daily News reported.

Although he was dragged for several blocks, Det. Veve managed to fire one round, striking the teen in the jaw.

The detective ultimately fell from the fleeing car, suffering catastrophic injuries to his head and body.

Murrell and his two passengers took off from the scene on foot to seek medical treatment for his gunshot wound.

Det. Veve was kept in a medically-induced coma for weeks, and will need to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life, WCBS reported.

Murrell was initially charged as an adult for the offense of attempted murder, but a jury ultimately convicted him of first-degree assault, the New York Daily News reported.

During the sentencing hearing in January of 2019, Esther told the court that her husband will never fully recover from the injuries Murrell caused, and that he sometimes still does not recognize her or their daughter, the New York Post reported.

“I’m speaking now because my husband is not able to speak for himself,” she said. “Eighteen months later, we are still trying to put the pieces of our life together…There have been moments when he can’t recognize his little [4-year-old] girl, and you can imagine how that breaks our hearts.”

The lenient sentence handed down by Judge Ruth Shillingford immediately prompted outrage among law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and their supporters.

“[The judge] spit on every shield on every chest in the city,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch told reporters outside the courtroom. “She spit on our hero…And she spit on that family…How dare she?”

"I’ve been a police officer for 35 years. I have never been so angry in my entire life," Lynch said. "I've never sat in a courtroom where a judge sat and looked at a police officer confined to a wheelchair, heard the [wife] speak of how their lives have changed, talked about a 4-year-old that will not feel the hug of her father, and then say this mutt should be treated as a child!”

“His decisions were adult decisions,” Lynch continued. “The results changed lives. I warn the people of this city, in four years, this potential cop killer will be back on the street."

Lynch’s statements came just over one year before Murrell’s actual release.

The NYPD also released a statement in the wake of the gang member’s lenient sentencing.

"Detective Dalsh Veve served the people of New York City bravely and selflessly, and in that service sustained injuries that he will carry with him for the rest of his life,” the NYPD said, according to WABC.

“The short period of time this young criminal faces pales in comparison to the sacrifice made by Dalsh and his wife and young daughter, who saw their lives changed forever by this outrageous crime,” the department said. “Justice fell short today, and Dalsh, his family, and police officers across the city deserve far better."

During a recent 10-day span, Det. Veve went through a series of five surgeries due to his injuries, the New York Daily News reported.

Esther said she learned that the man who nearly killed her husband was set to be released just after Det. Veve went through the third procedure.

She explained that her husband still has extreme difficulty speaking and needs constant care, all of which has caused their daughter to notice that her father is different than most people.

“She asks typical questions that a 5-year-old would ask," Esther told the New York Daily News. “She wants Daddy to drop her at school. She wants Daddy to read her a book at night. She wants Daddy to play hide-and-seek with her. But I still go around [the questions]. When the time comes, she’ll find out. But now is not the time.”

Comments (43)
LEO0301
LEO0301

Hopefully Justin Murrell will be found floating face down in a river.

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JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

That piece of shit should have been charged as an adult for attempted murder and thrown in a big boy’s prison where he can be someone’s bitch!

mrfoxy
mrfoxy

His a$$ should have been in jail for life so BUBBA could take care of him

JBoH
JBoH

I guarantee that this gang banger "child" will be seen again...he'll not be finished until he's killed or sentenced to prison until he's an old man. New York justice...again.

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Hopefully, something terrible will happen to this subhuman. Post his pic on every corner to expedite it.

Bazzman
Bazzman

This is so sad no damn justice at all, pos should have died for his attempt on his life!

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Sounds like another one of de Blasio's success stories. The Big Apple has turned into the Big Shithole.

Jones24
Jones24

What is wrong with NY? At one time, it was a great place! Your right, Big Shit hole!

Oscarbravo
Oscarbravo

Shame on NYC, No justice done for this NYPD detective.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

I despise these bleeding heart liberal judges.special place in hell for all of them. My heart goes out to this officer n wife. Their lives ruined by this thug..who will continue his life of crime..n kill next time

XIHP308
XIHP308

He will return and the outcome will not be good for anyone, sadly innocent people will suffer due to this judge's and prosecutors ineptness.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

Judge Shillingford is a schlock [political] judge, appointed to criminal court after about 12 years on the bench in Civil Court in Brooklyn. For those who don't know, Civil Court in New York is where landlord tenant cases and small civil disputes are handled. Such as very minor, low value, personal injury cases and the kind of thing that is just a step up from Small Claims Court.

While it appears she was an ADA for a few years just after law school, she then spent about 9 years in the ivory towers of the Appellate Division, far away from the streets and people.

Then she was handed a cushy Civil Court judgeship by the Brooklyn Democratic machine (as are all judges in Kings County with rare exception) and the result is the kind of crap sentence we see here.

One more reason I am Running From NY!!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

What hath "liberalism" wrought?

Truth Man 102
Truth Man 102

The place is gone. These liberals are nuts. I wish all law enforcement could just walk out of there and find other work. Then turn around and watch the animals eat the liberals.

Mimi54
Mimi54

Besides being a judge, she is still a human and knows the difference between right n wrong! She needs lessons from Judge Judy!! Very sad for family.

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

That's ok. The little scumbag is a self-correcting problem.

bryantrent
bryantrent

That is New York

Sunra 1
Sunra 1

This is where there is a need for a super secret hit squad. I hate to say that but with judges & politicians like that one it’s come to that. We have no respect at all from our judges, politicians & a LOT of so called citizens.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This is what happens when you put bleeding heart, hug-a-thug, police hating, criminal loving, liberal, female judges on the bench. STOP VOTING IN LIBERALS!!!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

This is what you get when you put bleeding heart, hug-a-thug, police hating, criminal loving, female liberal judges on the bench. STOP VOTING IN LIBERALS! Problem solved.

CinHadad
CinHadad

How sad, prayers for him & his family. Shame on that Judge & New York politicians for the mess they have caused.

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

The court systems in our country are too easy on criminals who commit crimes. Why don’t we bring back the death penalty? An eye for an eye. Our justice systems are too easy criminals.
I have a picture that I found in my great grandparents photo album. A man in Oak Grove, La. robbed & killed a man & his wife. The picture is of that man hanging dead there in town. That should still be the punishment in our country today. There would be less crimes.

Dixiedamit
Dixiedamit

Hopefully Murrell bumps into his oops
👉👉👉bang,bang,bang..you dead p.o.s !

pixiepup
pixiepup

New York makes me sick with their decisions on criminals. God will have something to say about this and there will be a reckoning with these Decisions!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF?? This was attempted murder with a man who is now permanently disabled. And this gangbanging thug got less than 3 years?!?!? Oh no wonder, it was a piece of shit liberal hug-a-thug judge and it's that shithole New York!! Where are the riots? Where are the protesters yelling "no justice no peace"? F••king hypocrites!!!

checksix
checksix

Obama's "Justice Involved Youth".

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

The Big Apple has turned into a Sour Apple. The Governor of NY and Mayor of NYC has turned the state into a place for liberal judges and politicians to get away with anything they can. That judge might as well set a precedents for every criminal to do what ever they want to do to a officer and be released. I am praying for this family that they will someday get justice. Be strong, justice will be swift.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

This is a shame and sad. I can only pray for him and his family, but this is, sadly, liberal policies working as intended. The party of snowflakes is more concerned with hurting the feelings of the offenders than protecting the community and the men and women of law enforcement; the ones charged with guarding us and our way of life. I'm disgusted!

jimygb5oh-gmail.com
jimygb5oh-gmail.com

How can your heart not hurt for the Detective and his family?
Ideally, that POS will go after that POS judge and then be greenlit!

BigBruce61
BigBruce61

I got assaulted by a methhead that wad trying to harm himself. When it was all over I was off for 6 months after knee surgery and he got 30 days for assaulting me. The kicker is my cousin was the DA and the suspect took a plea bargain.

Nana0408
Nana0408

Karma is a witch and he will see how that works

MamaD79
MamaD79

This totally sickens me....10 YEARS is not enough for this trash.....too bad this Officer's bullet didn't go straight through this maggot's BRAIN!!! But, it seems par these days....so sad. God Bless this Officer and his family...and for the LEO's of our country...God Bless you all and PLEASE...Come home safe!!!

Radical1
Radical1

It is long past the time to bring back the Gallows on the courthouse lawns. Do not pass go, do not go to jail while you fight for a lower sentence, c'mon puke climb up here and we have an adjustable rope for your neck!

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