Alleged NYC Police Shooter Had Lengthy Criminal Record In Georgia

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party   A man who New York City Police say “assassinated” two officers Saturday in Brooklyn after shooting his his former girlfriend in Baltimore had a lengthy criminal history in Georgia.New York Police say 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsly, born in Brooklyn, had been arrested 19 times in his life, more than half of them by various Georgia police departments.  As heard on the radio1:38Brinsley, who’s accused of killing two New York police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos before killing himself, had been in and out of the custody starting just before his 18th birthday.Fulton County records show Brinsley was booked nine times between 2004 and 2010 on offenses including simple battery, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, criminal trespassing, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a knife in commission of a felony, marijuana possession and terroristic threats. He was arrested in DeKalb County in 2007 for criminal trespassing.Brinsley also had an outstanding warrant in Cobb County for violating probation. In 2011 he pleaded guilty in Cobb County Superior court on a handful of charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but his seven year sentence was suspended after two on the condition he complete boot camp.Departments across the nation were told to keep on their guard in the wake of the killings, with big-city departments suggesting officers wear bullet proof vests and avoid making inflammatory remarks on social media. Cobb County Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Michael Bowman says police are on alert.“It makes us more cognizant of our surroundings as any event unfolds,” Bowman said. “You know, everyone’s aware of what happened in New York, and we try to be as careful as possible when handling all of our calls for service.”Brinsley had reportedly posted to the social media site Instagram about his intent to kill two police officers. He’d alluded that his actions were in response to the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, who both died at the hands of police earlier this year.In both cases, grand juries opted not to indict the officers involved, sparking protests nationwide.Clayton County Police spokesperson Sgt. Angelo Daniel says the events in New York show how dangerous policing is.“It is a difficult job at best,” he says. “It only takes a second for something to go wrong.”New York Police say they’re still investigating the murders.  Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share For Whom The Bell Rings 1:38 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List last_img read more