NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of the suspects who had been sought in connection with the assault of two NYPD lieutenants during an Eric Garner protest on the Brooklyn Bridge was charged Thursday after turning himself in to police.
Robert Murray of Crown Heights, Brooklyn turned himself in Thursday morning, CBS2’s Sonia Rincon reported. Police said he walked into the Fifth Precinct station house around 8 a.m. Thursday with his attorney.READ MORE: Amazon Web Services Reports Major Outage; Netflix, Venmo, Instacart Among Many Affected Sites
He was charged late Thursday afternoon with assaulting an officer, rioting, obstruction, escape, and obstruction of governmental administration.
As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, Murray was silent as police led him out of the Fifth Precinct station, at 19 Elizabeth St. He did not speak when asked if he wanted to say anything, or if he had punched Chan.
He was expected to be arraigned sometime on Friday.
Police said the suspect, who works as an organizer for Service Employees International Union 32BJ, was responsible for an especially violent part of the protest, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
“His acts are violent, and they’re right up there with being one of the most violent acts that I’ve seen,” Aubry said.