In an announcement to Source, NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie stated the officers had been “seeking him for an open complaint report for an assault on a police officer” throughout a protest in Manhattan on June 14.
During the June protest, an officer tried to stop him from crossing a police line and a battle ensued, McRorie stated. Ingram allegedly “placed a handheld megaphone directly against the officer’s ear, activated the megaphone and yelled, causing pain and protracted impairment of hearing,” in keeping with McRorie.
“This was an attempt to silence our movement,” the assertion says. “This militarized police response endangers the safety of residents in Hell’s Kitchen and across NYC.”
Ingram streamed the interplay dwell on Instagram.
On Saturday, Ingram, accompanied by an lawyer, turned himself in on the misdemeanor cost of third-degree assault, the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office stated. He was launched on his personal recognizance and has been arraigned, the district lawyer’s workplace stated.
“Mr. Ingram turned himself in (Saturday) morning in a surrender negotiated by his attorney, and was peacefully accompanied to the precinct by his friends and allies. Such agreed-upon surrenders are common practice between lawyers and the NYPD,” stated Lupe Todd-Medina, a spokeswoman for NY County Defender Services.
Todd-Medina stated the lawyer’s efforts to barter Ingram’s give up “were nearly foiled by an unprecedented show of police overreach yesterday morning and afternoon” and that they sit up for preventing the fees in opposition to Ingram.
“The presence of NYPD officers on Mr. Ingram’s fire escape, helicopters circling overhead, and police dogs was a shocking demonstration of the tactics the NYPD is willing to undertake to suppress dissent,” Todd-Medina stated.
Danny Frost, a spokesman for the district lawyer’s workplace, stated in an announcement Saturday that their workplace “does not condone the extraordinary tactics employed by police on Friday.”
“These actions were disproportionate to the alleged offense that occurred two months ago, and unjustifiably escalated conflict between law enforcement and the communities we serve,” Frost stated.
“The NYPD’s top brass better start talking. Who really issued the order to retreat?,” Lynch stated. “They have set an unbelievably damaging precedent. Police officers and all New Yorkers deserve to know who signed off on the NYPD’s literal surrender to criminals.”
Officers stated that they had a warrant for Ingram’s arrest, Ossé stated, however they didn’t present one when requested. Hours later, the officers left — with out making an arrest.
“Commissioner Shea made the right decision to call off the operation,” he stated, referring to New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “Assaulting an officer is unacceptable and will always lead to consequences, but arrests must be made properly.”