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WATCH: NYC Mayor, NYPD PC & NYPD executives provide an update on an ongoing investigation in Queens

Apr 12, 2024
For you, please let's see everyone well while you continue. I'll just say hello to everyone. Normally we say good night, but it's not a good night. Very soon you will meet the

mayor

, the PC and the PBA will address you. about the incident that took place tonight after that we will answer maybe two or three questions obviously you can understand why it is a very active

investigation

anyone who has follow up questions can always contact dcpi okay without further ado Mayor Eric Adams, thank you. We lost Jonathan tonight and Stephanie, his wife, talking to her was extremely impactful.
watch nyc mayor nypd pc nypd executives provide an update on an ongoing investigation in queens
She brought me back to the beginning of my term as

mayor

, talking to the relatives of Rivera and Mora officials and feeling that intense pain hoping it wasn't true. It was because of a senseless act of violence that we witnessed that a person had a complete disregard for the safety of this city. Can I say it more clearly? It's the good guys against the bad guys and these bad guys are violent, they carry weapons and the symbol. of our Public Safety, which is that police uniform that they have total contempt for and this incident took place in the neighborhood that I learned a few moments ago was right outside Savina Councilwoman Savina Brooks Powers' office and I was just

watch

ing the people walk down the block as these dangerous individual inflicted a level of violence that took the life of a police officer, a son's husband and we could see it as the role police officers play every day as they move towards violence , but the reality is that this is a loved one that we lost at a young age.
watch nyc mayor nypd pc nypd executives provide an update on an ongoing investigation in queens

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My heart goes out to Jonathan's family, Stephanie and everyone in the room supporting them. This is a devastating moment. One of the most difficult processes I have as mayor of New York City. It's my obligation. keep the men and women who wear your uniform safe I want to thank my colleagues who came here today District Attorney Eric Gonzalez B, Chairman Donovan and, as I indicated, Councilwoman Savina Brooks powers and Senator Sanders also stopped by to show your condolences for this family and for our city today we lost one of our children and it is extremely painful, it is extremely painful commissioner, this afternoon on Queen Street, a uniformed New York City police officer was shot while doing the job we asked you to do, you put yourself in harm's way and headed toward danger, all to keep the people we serve safe and protect your fellow New Yorkers, make no mistake, we shouldn't be here right now, we should never be here. here praying for the life of a New York ipd officer but we are and that's why the information I'm about to share is preliminary and subject to change as the

investigation

continues around 5:48 p.m.
watch nyc mayor nypd pc nypd executives provide an update on an ongoing investigation in queens
Two officers assigned to the NYPD's critical response team were stopping a vehicle at 1919 M Avenue after approaching the car. The suspect inside the vehicle displayed a firearm and pointed it at the officers. Shots were fired and one of our officers was wounded at that time. We believe he was shot in the torso under his bulletproof vest. The officer's partner also shot at the suspect. Our officer was shot and transported here to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition with doctors. They did everything they could, tragically they couldn't save him. succumb to his injuries again. I want to thank the doctors and staff at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, especially Dr.
watch nyc mayor nypd pc nypd executives provide an update on an ongoing investigation in queens
Lowski, for the high level of care they always show to our officials and we are here too many times. This is a difficult time we must face. of time for anger, grief and to process the pain, but right now our prayers are with the family of our fallen officers, their fellow police officers and every member of the New York City Police Department, but most of all with the officer himself. God bless you. God bless his family. God bless every member of the NYPD, thank you at this time, we need the prayers of every New Yorker, this family upstairs, a young wife who has devastated these police officers who filled the hallways, just lost brother , our police hero, faced this dangerous individual knowing he was putting himself at risk knowing he had a family waiting for him at home, but he did it to protect the people of this city and we need all New Yorkers to be with this family, why this violent individual with a gun was not afraid to shoot a new york city police officer why did he feel like he could shoot a new york city police officer?
These attacks on New York City police officers have to stop now. We have a family upstairs that is devastated. We have police officers in this hallway that are lost, brother, it has to stop now, we need the support of all New Yorkers, it has to stop and please pray for this family who need it so much right now. Take just a few questions, johnp, head of public relations, one of the purposes is The driver of the car was arrested for firearms in April 2023 and was on the street. Marino post in April 2023. l in the year for gun charge.
He returned to the streets in April 2023. This is what is called, it is not a crime problem, it is a recidivism problem. same bad people doing bad things to good people less than a year he's back on the streets with another gun Maro um I know it's early but do we know how the two individuals came to be in the same car if they were previously associated? still, that is part of our investigation, we know that they were in the car together and we know that they both have associations with people in the Queen police suspects and what the reason for the stop was, it is very clear that they were asked to abandon the car they gave him legal orders on numerous occasions to get out of the car, he refused and when the office removed him from the car instead of getting out of the car he shot our officer, this is the man who shot, not the driver , the man. that gunshot and it's clear what the stop of the car was that they ran a traffic light they parked illegally at a bus stop Moses' last question the officer's record has been for a long time he has been with the Department three years he has more than 70 arrests and this is the guy The officer, even though the shot still remained in the fight and was trying to disarm the person who had just shot him when he was on the ground, the gun hit the ground and since the perpetrator was still reaching for it, this cop was able grab her even though they still shot her and I also want to thank her.
I don't know if he's still here, but the Queens district attorney joined us as well. We have to bury another policeman. It is extremely painful for the city. We placed this officer in the grave. placing our Public Safety symbol that is what he represented, truth, thank you all

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