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Alleged gang member accused of shooting cop free due to DA lag: report

A Brooklyn Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had delayed commencing the trial against the accused cop-shooter too long.

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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.

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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