Police Commissioner Bill Bratton called the police officers who allowed a prisoner to escape in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning an “embarrassment” to themselves and the NYPD.
Gerald Brooks, 39, managed to escape from police officers around 5:30 a.m. near 654 Sheffield Ave in East New York by “bumping” into the officer escorting him, police said.
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He was being taken to the 73rd Precinct on warrants on charges of driving with a suspended license and domestic violence. Brooks fled fled north on Georgia Avenue toward New Lots Avenue.
Brooks is described as a black male with long black dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with a hood, jeans and a red baseball hat.
There have been several high profile prisoner escape this year. Over the summer, attemptedmurder suspect TareekArnold, 23, fled from a police officer in Harlem. He was found in his neighborhood about a month later, re-arrested and held on no bail.