'Absolute Disgrace': Teen Gets Up to 4 Years in Prison for NYPD Cop Dragging Incident - NBC New York

'Absolute Disgrace': Teen Gets Up to 4 Years in Prison for NYPD Cop Dragging Incident

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill criticized the short sentence

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    Teen Gets Up to 4 Years for NYPD Cop Dragging

    Justin Murrell was sentenced after being found guilty of assault for the June 2017 incident that left Officer Dalsh Veve with severe injuries. (Published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Officer Dalsh Veve was dragged by a car in June 2017 and was in critical condition for months; he was in a rehab center for nearly a year

    • He and other officers were responding to a call of shots fired, which turned out to be fireworks going off

    • Justin Murrell was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty of assault

    A teenager accused of dragging an NYPD police officer while driving a stolen car has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.

    Justin Murrell was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty of assault for the June 2017 incident that left Officer Dalsh Veve with severe injuries. He had been acquitted of attempted murder.

    NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill criticized the short sentence, calling it "an absolute disgrace."

    Authorities say Veve was investigating a report of gunshots when he approached then 15-year-old Murrell, who was behind the wheel of the stolen car in Brooklyn.

    NYPD Officer Dragged by Car in Brooklyn: Police

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    A police officer was dragged more than two blocks by a car in East Flatbush. Rana Novini reports. 

    (Published Sunday, June 4, 2017)

    Murrell took off, dragging the officer for several blocks.

    Veve suffered severe brain damage and spent months in a rehabilitation facility. Authorities say Veve will never fully recover from his injuries.

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