NYPD chief slams judge's 'reckless decision' to release suspect in attack on officers at Brooklyn Bridge

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan slammed a judge Friday for releasing a man without bail after the suspect allegedly attacked him and other officers on the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this week.

A judge granted Quran Campbell, 25, supervised release after he was arraigned on assault charges Thursday, WABC reported.

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Campbell allegedly punched Monahan in the face as the chief attempted to arrest him for allegedly punching Lt. Richard Mack and another officer during clashes on the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday, according to the New York Post.

A second suspect, 25-year-old Banks Shaborn, was held on $10,000 bail on charges of assault and criminal possession. He's also accused of punching Mack, who suffered broken orbital bones and needed 12 stitches on his face.

Monahan, who suffered bruises and injuries to his fingers, took to Twitter on Friday to criticize the judge's decision.

“Quran Campbell is captured on video for the nation to witness him viciously assault 3 cops in uniform — 1 who lost consciousness,” Monahan tweeted. “Judge Robert Rosenthal’s reckless decision to release Mr. Campbell WITHOUT BAIL endangers every NYer and the officers who risk it all to protect them.”

A third person, 24-year-old Chanice Reyes, was also arrested for allegedly attacking officers with a cane.

At least 37 people were arrested and eight officers injured in skirmishes at the bridge on Wednesday.

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