NYC Mayor Tries To Release Robbery Suspect Involved In Cop's Friendly-Fire Death

Sandy Malone

New York City district attorneys sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio citing the "high risk to public safety."

New York, NY – A slew of violent criminals, including two men charged in the connection with the shooting death of New York Police Department (NYPD) Detective Brian Simonsen, were slated for release from Rikers Island because of coronavirus.

ABC News reported that 28-year-old Christopher Ransom and 26-year-old Jagger Freeman, who are charged with an armed robbery that led to Det. Simonsen’s death via friendly fire, were both on the list of inmates to be released.

The list also included 45-year-old Viktoriya Nasyrova, who is charged with trying to murder a woman with poisoned cheesecake during an identity theft scam in 2016.

But the release of violent offenders was stopped at the eleventh hour on Monday by an intervention by the city’s five district attorneys, ABC News reported.

The district attorneys who represent the five boroughs of New York City issued a joint letter on March 30 that opposed the release of violent offenders.

“We want to make clear that the categories of those proposed for release have, in some instances, included individuals who pose a high risk to public safety,” they said in their letter, according to ABC News.

The letter, sent to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Cynthia Brann, said the city needed a better plan to deal with the problem.

"We fully appreciate the unique risks that the COVID-19 virus poses in our jails, and we agree that the number of those incarcerated must decrease to limit the spread of the virus on Rikers Island and in other facilities," the district attorneys wrote. "At the same time, we want to make clear that the categories of those proposed for release have, in some instances, included individuals who pose a high risk to public safety. In such instances, we have communicated our concerns, but these concerns have not always been heeded."

New York City's Board of Corrections (NYCBOC) has been struggling to tamp the spread of coronavirus inside Rikers Island, a massive complex that is one of the largest jail facilities in the world, by releasing as many offenders as possible, ABC News reported.

The district attorneys expressed concern in their letter that their "concerns have not always been heeded” by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ).

"As an example, when we learned last week that the Commissioner of Corrections was about to use her authority to order an across-the-board release of hundreds of inmates serving city sentences, we were assured that the release would not include those serving time for domestic violence or sex offenses, given the risks to victims. Unfortunately, we later learned that such individuals were indeed included in the ranks of those to be released," the letter read.

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JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Another brilliant idea! I don’t know where these whack jobs come from, oh wait, they’re Demorats from a sanctuary state with one of the most incompetent Governor in the states.

538 central K
538 central K

Not shocking. MAyor and city council love their perps and hate the cops.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Releasing inmates shifts the burden from corrections officers to street cops and innocent people. Not a good idea.

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

Wow, I thought that this mayor had a little bit more sense than to release all these inmates out on the streets of NYC. I guess he wanted to follow after his butt buddy the Governor.

Marxest
Marxest

Pure hogwash. I strongly doubt that the Honorable Mayor Bill de Blasio was trying to release these men. Mayor de Blasio has more pressing concerns than trying to protect and release two accused men because of the Chinese Coronavirus. I didn't read a single line in this article that suggested or explicitly stated that the mayor was trying to intervene on the behalf of these two men who were charged in connection to the passing of Detective Simonsen. How likely is it that the mayor of a large city directly oversees the daily operations of the City Department of Corrections? This seems to be another concerted and underhanded effort to smear the Honorable Mayor using outright lies and falsehoods. Mayor de Blasio is busy trying to deal with the chaos brought on by the Chinese Coronavirus and he is doing a great job and should be permitted to do his job in this time of crisis.

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Terminator888
Terminator888

I do not share your opinion of the anti cop low life mayor of NYC as honorable, far from it. It is worth mentioning that this mayor, and city council, wants to shut down Rikers and transfer inmates remaining ( after mass release of population) to community facilities where they can select their drapes and other cell comforts in a less intimidating and secure environment. These democrats think law enforcement are the criminals, and to hell with the law abiding citizens of NY. Did this pos try to release these inmates, of course he did, he ordered the Department of Correction to do it.

PapaJon
PapaJon

Avowed communist de Blasio was one of the biggest proponents of the idiotic catch and release program. Also thru this Covid-19 he has stated daily that inmates' safety must be placed above any possible crime they committed. It's hysterical you call him "honorable" since EVERY exit poll showed he got beaten by a huge margin in the last election only to miraculously have hundreds of precincts show that everyone voted - twice giving him the fake victory. He couldn't find real leadership with both hands, a bloodhound and a map. As recently as 4 weeks ago he was begging NYC residents to keep the city thriving by getting out and living normal lives. How the hell did that work out?

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

He is an idiot, but he was right about letting the city operate as normal, apparently he got counsel from the top Demonrats, on how to use this fake pandemic to create political plays. And you're sold on it, so apparently, he is smarter than you... Sadly.

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

Apart from deBallsio’s leftists bleeding heart bs and his love of his sanctuary city, holding hands with kumbiya criminals, and pushing his commie agenda, he is a liar and cheat. He and his wife, Sharlene McCray ( co-mayors don’t cha know) stole, OOPS! I should have said “lost” close to 1 billion dollars in taxpayer’s money on what was supposed to be programs for mental health. They were entrusted to initiate a new program called ThriveNYC all centered around mental health issues. When asked how the money was spent, there were no answers. Truly there was...it’s called crickets. Eight hundred and fifty million has been spent from the budget but no one can tell you on what. So...how’s that for “ Honorable?”

Kduncan251
Kduncan251

Sir,
Your mayor,MOCJ, and governor do NOT have a brain cell in their heads when they put them together. This is just another injustice by one of the three. They are always screwing over their police department, the citizens, and the voters. They are some of the most incompetent and incomprehensible people in charge of running a city. Had it been one of their family members then it might have mattered to them otherwise they could care less about the common person.

Kduncan251
Kduncan251

ABSOLUTELY!! They prefer spending money on the comforts of criminals and illegals than tax paying citizens. They want them to live like they are in a nice long vacation for doing the wrong thing, not working, and reeling havoc on the citizens trying to make a living. How these nutjobs ever got elected is beyond me. Too many nuts voting for criminals to have their best life I guess. 😡

Kduncan251
Kduncan251

THERE IS SO MUCH STUPIDITY ON THE MAYOR, NYC MOCJ, AND THE GOVERNOR’S PART THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE A CRIMINAL TO INSINUATE THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE SOME UPSTANDING FINE AND “HONORABLE” LEADERS. PLEASE NAME ONE THING THAT THEY HAVE DONE THAT HAS HELPED THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY RATHER THAN THE CRIMINALS AND ILLEGALS. COME ON NOW IT IS WRITTEN ON THE WALL THAT THEY ARE AS CORRUPT AND IN IT FOR THEMSELVES. I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT ELSE THEY COULD OFFER ILLEGALS AND CRIMINALS THAT THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY TRIED TO GIVE THEM. AT THIS RATE IT PAYS TO BE A CRIMINAL OR/AND ILLEGAL. WHY WORK? YOU CAN LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITH TAXPAYERS TAKING CARE OF YOU. #LIVINGTHEIRBESTLIFE

Kduncan251
Kduncan251

I JUST DON’T SEE HOW ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND COULD CALL ANY OF THEM “HONORABLE.” CRIMINALS THEMSELVES!! MAYBE THAT IS WHY THEY WANT SO BADLY FOR THE CRIMINALS/ILLEGALS TO HAVE SUCH A GOOD LIFE. THEY CAN RELATE TO THEM. HOW COULD THESE PEOPLE STAY IN OFFICE?

Swtsmtn
Swtsmtn

Are you on some kind of drugs? Nothing you said was true. Honorable an d DeBlazio don't go together.

Swtsmtn
Swtsmtn


Agree with Terminator 888!

chiefd
chiefd

Honorable and deBlasio = oxymoron.

Terminator888
Terminator888

Liberals have been trying to empty the jails over supposedly racist policies, and other stupid reasons, for a while before the COVID-19 came along. The virus is just a convenient cover for their bullshit, it doesn’t even make sense. If a democrat is talking, it is lying 🤥. That is all they know.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Once again Mayor De Bozo hard at work!!!! This virus has been a great excuse for so many liberal Governors to release prisoners. Just wait, they'll be back in before the virus ends it's travels across America!

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

Whoever is running NY are idiots. All they need to do is give them masks, gloves and wash their hands.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

So let me get this straight . . . if I violate the stay at home order I can be arrested, but they are letting skels out of jail so they don't get coronavirus?

XIHP308
XIHP308

You can't explain the thought process behind some people. If if gives them an excuse to promote their leftest philosophy so be it.

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

Warren Wilhelm Jr.. is a complete fraud. Just like the SARS-COV-2 scandal being run in NYC right now, both of which, you are either refusing to accept, or have absolutely no knowledge of. the only thing Wilhelm jr is busy doing, is fabricating stories, and reports of SARS-COV-2 (covid 19 the media educated)..to justify his absolutely unconstitutional and unwarranted shutdown of NYC.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This de Blasio guy just can't help himself. Liberal being a liberal. 🤔👎

checksix
checksix

In these knuckleheads minds, it's only a crime not to be a Liberal.

bryantrent
bryantrent

De Blasio what a jerk

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#friendlyfire


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