Tuesday, March 22, 2022

What race based justice looks like

Manhattan DA Bragg didn’t request warrant for man who later used gun in slaying: union boss

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg‘s office failed to request a warrant to confiscate a gun used in an armed robbery by a serial offender — who then fatally shot a man with that same weapon exactly a month later, a union boss alleged.

Tyrell Rodgers, 29, allegedly pointed the silver revolver at his estranged girlfriend and stole her cell phone while threatening to kill her on Feb. 8, court records show. He thenallegedly killed a man with that revolver on March 8 — after Bragg’s office failed to issue a warrant that detectives on the robbery case requested. 

“Why didn’t DA Bragg’s office act?” Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo asked. “Why did another New Yorker have to die?”

Rodgers, who has 23 prior arrests on his record, was charged with murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon for the March 8 killing, court records show. 

In the alleged February robbery, he pointed the silver gun at his girlfriend and her baby and said “give me the phone or I will kill you and everyone you love,” court documents show. Rodgers then took the cellphone and left the location.  

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