(Reuters) – The Manhattan district legal professional indicted seven individuals on Thursday over their function in an attack on New York City police officers throughout a brawl in Times Square final month, bringing expenses of assault and different offenses.
Five of the individuals have been arrested inside hours or days of the incident, and two others remained at giant on Thursday, in line with the district legal professional’s workplace. An eighth particular person has been charged individually by prosecutors in a prison grievance, reasonably by a grand jury.
Investigators haven’t but recognized three others believed to have been concerned in the Jan. 27 melee, the D.A.’s workplace stated.
According to a court docket submitting with the indictment, the individuals charged have been recognized via video taken from surveillance and police body-worn cameras, in addition to from interviews with witnesses.
The incident erupted when two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers approached a gaggle of individuals on the road and advised them to maneuver, resulting in a brawl between the defendants and the officers, prosecutors stated.
The district legal professional’s workplace recognized 5 of the seven individuals in the indictment: Yohenry Brito, Darwin Andrews Gomez-Izquiel, Yorman Reveron and Kelvin Servita Arocha, who have been charged with second-degree assault and obstruction; and Wilson Juarez, who was charged with proof tampering and hindering prosecution.
The identities of and expenses towards the 2 others stay sealed whereas police seek for them, prosecutors stated.