BROOKLYN (WPIX)—For the second time this week an accused cop shooter will be in a Brooklyn courtroom. Lamont pride is just one in string of of thugs accused of shooting cops in the city over the last year. On tape he said his gun accidentally fired when he shot Officer Peter Figoski in the face and killed him in a basement apartment following a call for a break in.
Then there's Luis" Baby" Ortiz. He showed no remorse as he left the 90th precinct station house following his arrest in the shooting of Officer Kevin Brennan back on January 31st. A good bet to do serious jail time, he tried to boost his street cred by blowing kisses and mugging for the cameras, family and friends. And who can forget his family cheering him on and fighting with reporters and photographers in the wake of the shooting of a cop. Miraculously Brennan survived and lived to go back home to wife and baby daughter.
Cops who have been increasingly under fire this year from bad guys on the street showed up in mass at the Brooklyn Criminal Courts building for his appearance Monday and explained why. Police union president Patrick Lynch told reporters"When that perp is caught, that is when we sit quietly in this courtroom to make sure we get justice and no one else in this city ever has to face violence from those mopes again."
They will also seek justice in the shooting of 4 officers on Easter Sunday in Sheepshead Bay. They responded to a call for man with a gun who was found holding a woman and baby hostage. They say they were fired on as they entered the apartment. All will survive but it is another example of the dangers officers face from guns on the streets each and every day. So far the police commissioner says 8 cops have been shot this year and something has to be done to get guns off the streets. The mayor and the commissioner vow to continue their efforts to try and get lawmakers in Washington to help keep illegal guns out New York City.