ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND
November 22, 2013
Contact: Yehudah Meth
FOUR ARRESTS IN ‘KNOCKOUT’ ASSAULTS;
HIKIND PRAISES SWIFT POLICE ACTION
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) had the highest praise for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Commander Michael Deddo of the 66 Precinct, and the community Shomrim following four swift arrests early this morning.
A Jewish man walking on 18th Avenue in Boro Park was assaulted by a gang of four men at approximately 2:30 AM. The four were quickly apprehended and taken into police custody.
All four men have previous police records.
“I commend the excellent police work that we saw this morning,” said Assemblyman Hikind who has been vocal in bringing attention to the rash of ‘Knockout’ attacks in his community and throughout the city. Recently, the Assemblyman convinced a 78-year-old woman in Midwood to come forward and report her assault to the police.
“I am grateful that these four thugs are off the streets and am hopeful that they will be treated with the severity of the law. I urge continuing diligence in dealing with this issue.”