Sunday 22 May 2022 11:13 PM Judge who let rapper, 16, who shot cop go without charge 'is agenda driven' ... trends now
Earlier this week prosecutors dropped charges against 16-year-old Camrin Williams, a NYC rapper accused of shooting NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant, 27, in the leg back in January as he was being searched.
Williams, who at the time was on probation for a 2020 gun possession case, is a known gang member who raps as C Blu.
The 16-year-old no longer faces gun and assault charges, a decision has infuriated the NYPD.
The case was dropped months after Bronx Supreme Court Justice Naita Semaj who insisted police officers had 'no apparent reason' to search him and discredited arresting officers' accounts.
'The fact that an agenda-driven judge invented her own set of facts and her own interpretation of what is clear on that video is another sign that the criminal justice system in the Bronx is broken,' the source told New York Post.
Camrin 'C Blu' Williams, 16, (pictured) had his shooting case transferred from an adult court to Family Court after a Bronx judge defended his actions during a scuffle with police
During a hearing in March, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Naita Semaj ruled to move Wwilliams' case to Family Court because police officers had 'no apparent reason' to try to search him
Semaj, who has been on the bench at the Bronx Supreme Court since January and recently replaced a notoriously lenient judge in handling juvenile cases, also said that prosecutors failed to show that Pennant suffered 'significant physical injury,' despite being shot.
Police say Semaj has a history of going easy on teen offenders and say her interpretation of the March arrest was entirely wrong.
Williams fought with police officers in January when they responded to reports of unrest, and refused to comply with their orders to remove his hands from his pockets.
He began fighting with one of the officers and during the tussle, the gun went off and a single bullet struck and wounded Pennant and hit Williams in the groin.
Williams began fighting with one of the officers and during the tussle, the gun went off and a single bullet struck and wounded Pennant and hit Williams in the groin, police said