Police Officer Is ‘Murdered for Her Uniform’ in the Bronx
In a corner in the Bronx strained by constant resentment against unsolved crimes and distrust of the police, the officer was Miosotis Family balm.
She is considered “Good Politician” in the short time she has been assigned to an RV Police command post at East 183th Street and Morris Avenue, two miles north of Yankee Stadium, a long-term resident, Roma Martinez . He praised hello; She spoke Spanish.
But long before that happened, hostility toward law enforcement personnel was built for Alexander Bonds, who was in and out of 15-year prisons and prisons and was in the process of contracting a serious mental illness. Last year, he warned in a video on Facebook that he would not back down if he met the police on the street: “I broke my ribs for a reason, my son. Let’s shake.”
His girlfriend called 911 Tuesday night and told police that Mr. Bonds “was in a maniac and depressed – paranoid,” said a law enforcement official. When the agents arrived, he left.
About three hours later, with the fireworks on July 4, Mr. Bonds approached the command post of the general officer and fired a .38-caliber revolver in a window, after having killed with head of the ball.
She was the first female police officer in New York killed in service since September 11 and the third woman died during a bout type meeting in the department’s history.
New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said in a message to officers that he had been “unintentionally killed, without provocation, in a direct attack on police officers assigned to protect People of New York “.
And once again, the city fell into mourning in a selective murder by police that appeared to result in part of a whirlwind of mental illness and anger against the police, two and a half years after a man with a history It takes similar two patrol agents through its windows.
In the control room around 12:30, fellow General Officer Vincent Maher asked for help on the radio: “The blow of the call of my partner of my partner!” His appeal has drawn dozens of officers and transformed the events of Independence Day celebrations at the scene of the crime.
The agents followed Mr. Bonds, 34, who wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes, and black gloves.
When they confronted him, he aimed his Ruger revolver five lights on them and fired, said a preliminary investigation. Officers – a sergeant and a patrol officer – were shot. A spectator struck during filming was in stable condition.
“It was clear that he had to find the kind of target acquisition that would be needed to shoot someone,” said a law enforcement official. “It does not look like he threw a lot of shots at him. It looked like direct death.”
The attack highlighted a challenge that night to New York City because the crime falls to record levels: how to pool public health resources and coordinate city agencies to handle the most violent and most of the citizens Vulnerable, many are affected while Mr. Bonds was a serious mental illness.
An aunt, Nancy Kearse, 55, said Mr. Bonds was out of a Bronx hospital last week after an accident in June. Her condition was diagnosed as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, she said, and she had taken antipsychotic drugs. She said she was admitted to Bellevue Hospital several times in the past 15 years.
48-year-old family officer, known for his carefree attitude in his 12 years in the police department, grew up in Washington Heights in Manhattan amid crack cocaine epidemics.
She became a police officer in the mid-1930s, after completing a previous test at the Police Academy. She raised a daughter who is now in college and twins while nursing her mother in an apartment two miles north of where she was killed.