Herminio Robles has cost the City of New York a few dozen dollars in MetroCard swipes. But the criminal justice system has spent tens of thousands of dollars punishing him for it.
Michael Quiles, the man accused in the April 2017 shooting that left 5-year-old Jaheem Hunter permanently injured, has been acquitted of attempted murder.
Attorneys for Captain Naoki Yaguchi had argued the NYPD never warned him his cell phone data would not be kept private, and that prosecutors illegally obtained the records without a warrant.
Johanna Pagan-Alomar, 45, of the Bronx, is charged with assault, harassment, and obstructing government administration for allegedly accosting Officer Theresa Lustica from behind while Lustica’s partner was arresting Pagan’s friend, Andy Rodriguez, 35, for heroin possession on June 7.
A spate of shootings in the Bronx has wounded at least five victims during the past two days, including a 13-year-old and 16-year-old boy, authorities said.
Prosecutors said Frankie Esperanza, 34, sold guns to an undercover detective on eight different occasions. Among the inventory that allegedly changed hands: two semi-automatic assault rifles, a high-capacity magazine, and more than two hundred rounds of ammo.
The official city data, obtained exclusively by Bronx Justice News, shows 16 and 17-year-olds are leading lives less permeated by the kind of institutional violence they experienced at Rikers.
District Attorney Darcel Clark said the need for a new system became abundantly clear following an assessment the DA’s office conducted on its technology and analytical tools last year with the help of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Michael Quiles, 29, allegedly fired at least four shots at a man during a feud over a drug deal – one of which penetrated Jaheem Hunter’s head. Aja Holmes said she looked up after Jaheem fell and clearly saw Quiles firing shots in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue in Morissania.
The announcement comes after Queens City Council Member Rory Lancman sent a letter to all five city DA’s last week urging them to “dismiss all criminal summonses for offenses that were effectively decriminalized by the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016.”