HIV-Positive Suspect Who Spit In Cop's Mouth Released Without Bail

Sandy Malone

A Queens judge released an HIV-infected suspect who intentionally spit into the mouth of a Port Authority officer.

New York, NY – An HIV-positive suspect who said he spit into a Port Authority police officer’s mouth intentionally during his arrest on Monday was released from custody without supervision while awaiting trial.

The suspect spat into the mouth of the police officer from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) while he was being arrested for larceny at La Guardia Airport on Jan. 6, WCBS reported.

PAPD officers managed to take the suspect into custody and transport him to the police station at the airport but then he started fighting with them.

Police said that the suspect spit into the mouth of the PAPD officer while he was resisting them and told the officer he was HIV positive, WCBS reported.

Lab tests later confirmed that the suspect did in fact have HIV.

He was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer and criminal mischief, according to WCBS.

The Queens District Attorney’s Office asked the judge to release the suspect on his own recognizance but with supervision.

However, the judge released the suspect until trial without supervision.

“That suspect should have been charged with attempted murder,” a furious New York Police Department (NYPD) official told Blue Lives Matter. “He knew he had HIV and the told the officer so. He was attempting to transmit a deadly disease.”

A Texas man with AIDS was sentenced to 12 years in prison in January of 2019 for spitting on a Killeen police officer, according to the HIV Justice Network.

“The sad thing about it is that I’m actually surprised they drew up felony assault charges for it,” the police source added.

The union that represents PAPD officers was outraged and blamed New York’s new bail reform laws that did away with cash bail in most cases, WCBS reported.

“Absolutely ridiculous!” PAPD Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Paul Nunziato ranted. “The number one responsibility of government is to protect the people; bail reform relinquishes government of that responsibility.”

“My police officer was assaulted, he and his family will live a life of worry about the possibility of further harm. History will repeat itself and hard-working New Yorkers will once again be hostages in their own homes,” Nunziato predicted in a written statement.

PAPD officials said the officer who was injured is a newlywed, WCBS News reported.

He is awaiting the results of tests and undergoing treatment for possible exposure to HIV.

Comments (33)
GSD_mom
GSD_mom

Praying for the LEO & family...

But what’s wrong with that thug Cuomo??? Doesn’t he realize that if a deadly monster like this is willing to unleash a biological weapon upon a cop, they will sooner do it to a private citizen! Why release him? How does that serve to protect the public (greater good)?

This reform is a disaster... baby killers, bank robbers, SICK people who assault (with intent to kill) those on our front line are just free to roam, in search of their next victim. Does someone really need to die before they address this MISTAKE?

Maybe it’s time to add a get out of jail “gift” of a nice dinner, and overnight stay in the company of DeBlasio and Cuomo - with their families, including wives/girlfriends, kids, and pets! Let them come out from behind the shields of their body guards & deal with what they are unleashing upon the rest of us! While we are at it, why not let this creep spit in each of their mouths? Maybe then some common sense reform will be enacted in NY!

Unreal...

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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

While gross, disgusting, and generally high ick factor, this is really much ado about nothing (the spitting incident, the bail reform is a huge disaster), at least when it comes to a possible HIV exposure or any attempted murder charges.

As per the CDC: Deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. HIV is not spread through saliva.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

You don't get HIV from spit. I thought everyone was taught that in the 90s.

I guess they skipped that lesson in night school GED courses for most of y'all, right?

DNW
DNW

There are viruses/bacteria that are transmissible through saliva, even though HIV is allegedly not one of them. He's not out of the woods, yet.

bryantrent
bryantrent

BS Thats New York

Rrom22
Rrom22

It doesnt matter whether it could be transmitted or not. It was his intent that he spit in the officer's mouth in an attempt to transmit the disease.

Rrom22
Rrom22

How would your reaction be if someone spit in your mouth and then said they have HIV or Aids.........

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

I believe that the world HAS GONE COMPLETELY MAD or A GOOD PORTION OF IT !!!!!!!!!!!! Especially DEMO RAT POLITICANS AND JUDGES !!!!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#rolltape

Dra71
Dra71

Flippin New York, again. Now this officer must spend the rest of his life worrying if he will contract HIV. HIV at times won't show up until 10 years after exposure! I pray the Lord give me strength as every day these democrat's do something more ignorant and harmful to people than the day before.

eddiethekid
eddiethekid

Maybe the reason that the judge released the suspect without bail is because the police assaulted him, and this was the judge's way of providing justice to the suspect.


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