7 indicted in assault on police officers in Times Square
Seven people have now been indicted in connection with the caught-on-camera assault on two New York City police officers, the Manhattan DA announced Thursday.
The assault occurred Jan. 27 near Times Square as officers were trying to take a person into custody.
Yohenry Brito, seen on video in a yellow jacket wrestling with the officers on the ground, had previously been indicted and is being held on charges of assault, obstruction and evidence tampering.
Four others arrested last week have now been indicted: Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, Wilson Juarez, Kelvin Arocha and Yorman Reveron are all charged with assault and obstructing governmental administration.
“This assault sickens me and outrages me,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg said at a press conference Thursday afternoon. “The behavior is despicable.”
Two others whose identities were not released have also been indicted, the DA’s office said. One suspect accused of assault, Jhoan Boada, has not been indicated yet as the investigation continues.