An alleged Latin Kings gang member accused of shooting a police officer multiple times has been released from jail because the Brooklyn District Attorney's office failed to bring a case against him within 90 days of his arrest, court documents show.
24-year-old Pablo Negron allegedly attacked two off-duty officers at a Kensington bar in July 2011. He shot at one of them nine times, prosecutors said, only stopping when the fleeing officer's partner shot Negron in the back.
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Negron's attorney claims his client did not know the off-duty officers were cops.
A Brooklyn Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had delayed commencing the trial against Negron for too long, so the accused cop-shooter, freed from Rikers without bail, is now out on the streets of New York until the start of his trial on September 23, the New York Post reported.
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