Projections suggest over 5,400 police officers were injured by suspects in New York City in 2023, as the Big Apple remains in the grip of a disorderly migrant crisis.
The number of officers injured by suspects in 2022 stood at 4,724, a 20 percent increase on the 2021 figure of 3,933. Full figures for 2023 have not been released, but 4,077 officers had been injured after just nine months, with projections indicating the total for the year would have been around 5,436.
“Well over 5,000 cops were attacked and injured last year — that’s not only a record, it’s a full-blown epidemic,” said Patrick Hendry, President of the Police Benevolent Association.
“The vicious attacks on police officers we’ve seen recently didn’t come out of nowhere. This dangerous environment has been building for years,” he continued. “It’s not going to get better until those who attack police officers are consistently prosecuted and kept in jail. And that won’t happen unless New Yorkers keep speaking up to demand an end to the chaos.”
News of the new statistics follows a high-profile attack on two police officers by a migrant gang in Times Square. Four suspects in the incident, which saw the officers repeatedly kicked in the head while on the ground, were arrested shortly afterward, and another the following day.
All turned out to be asylum seekers, and four of them were released without bail within hours of their detention, thanks to Democrat reforms. Most of them promptly absconded, sparking a nationwide manhunt.
NEW: Migrant mob beats NYPD officers near Times Square, released days later without bail according to the New York Post.
It’s almost as if New York City is *encouraging* people to beat up their officers.
After the beating, police chased down and found the men who were “asylum… pic.twitter.com/IqYg2KhJbs
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 31, 2024
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