NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The attorney for a suspect charged with allegedly beating an off-duty NYPD sergeant in Queens says his client was drunk and doesn’t remember the altercation.
As CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported, Hayden Holder, 29, was arraigned Monday on attempted murder and assault charges. The judge ordered him held without bail.
Holder faced a courtroom filled with police officers at his arraignment, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Police said Holder attacked Sgt. Mohammed Deen early Sunday outside St. John’s Express restaurant on Liberty Avenue as Deen’s newlywed wife watched helplessly from their car.
Holder punched Deen in the head, and when the officer fell to the ground, Holder repeatedly punched, kicked and slammed Deen’s head onto the pavement, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.