NYPD Cops Flood Queens Courtroom

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(FixThisNation.com) – On Tuesday, Lindy Jones, who has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller was arraigned, causing police officers from across the city to show up in the Queens courthouse in solidarity with Diller, who lost his life while on active duty.

Earlier this month Guy Rivera and Jones had been indicted on charges relating to Diller’s shooting in late March. Around 100 NYPD officers had been present at the Queens courthouse as they waited for Jones to arrive for his arraignment. When Jones had first walked into the courthouse, he had done so with his attorney and three court officers. His attorney told the judge that his client should be “presumed to be innocent.”

Rivera has been indicted for first-degree attempted murder for trying to fire his gun at an NYPD sergeant and for first-degree murder as he is the suspect in Diller’s shooting. Both Rivera and Jones are also facing charges for having been in criminal possession of a weapon after a search found a second weapon in the car that they had been in.

On Tuesday Jones was arraigned as he had been indicted on four counts of criminal possession.

During the court session, Gabriel Reale, the Queens Assistant District Attorney from Queens read out the statement by Jones to the detectives during the investigation Jones had argued that he was only the driver and that investigators were trying to implicate him in the shooting. However, he argued that the footage from the police cameras would show that he was not involved. 

 Jones had also informed the detective about the other gun, which he believed had been found by the police.

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