A NYPD union leader is siding with ICE over NY mayor Bill de Blasio after an illegal immigrant who was freed despite a deportation order, murdered a 92 year old
Per NYPost, an illegal immigrant has been indicted in the “heinous” Jan. 6 killing and sexual assault of a 92-year-old “cat lady” in Queens, prosecutors announced.
Reeaz Khan, 21, was hit with seven charges in the Richmond Hill attack on Maria Fuentes, including second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree attempted rape, first-degree sexual abuse and tampering with physical evidence.
“The defendant is accused of pouncing on the 92-year-old woman from behind, throwing her to the ground and then sexually assaulting her before he ran from the scene,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement.
“The victim was discovered hours later barely conscious, incoherent and naked from the waist down,” Katz said. “The defendant has been apprehended and will be prosecuted for his alleged heinous actions.”
Fox News reports a top New York Police Department union official on Friday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to “own” the consequences of the city’s sanctuary policies — while insisting officers want to be allowed to work with federal immigration enforcement — after an illegal immigrant who was freed in November is alleged to have sexually assaulted and murdered a 92-year-old woman.
“The mayor can say what he wants to say — he owns this,” Sergeants Benevolent Association Vice President Vincent Vallelong told reporters. “He should step up and say these are his policies, he owns it.”
The remarks came at a press conference led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew Albence in New York, days after the deadly consequences of the city’s policy again made headlines due to the murder this month of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes.
Reeaz Khan, an illegal Guyanese immigrant, is accused of attacking Fuertes as she walked home on Jan. 6. Fuertes was reportedly found at 2 a.m. in 32-degree weather and near death on a sidewalk with her clothes pulled above her waist. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from injuries that included a broken spine, according to The New York Post. The Post cited law enforcement sources who said she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.
ICE revealed this week that it had issued a detainer — a request that ICE be alerted of an illegal immigrant’s release from custody so that they can be transferred into ICE custody and go through deportation procedures — in November for Khan.
Per Breitbart, during a press conference, Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence revealed that in 2019, law enforcement officers in New York released roughly 7,516 criminal illegal aliens back into communities despite criminal convictions and charges against them.
In all of those cases, ICE agents asked that these criminal illegal aliens be turned over to them for arrest and deportation. Due to the state’s sanctuary policy, though, all were released. Albence said New York only turned over to ICE about ten criminal illegal aliens last year.