Man accused of subway attack cleared of resisting arrest after Brooklyn jury backs him

A man charged with aggravated assault after a fight in Bedford-Stuyvesant sent another man onto the subway tracks was acquitted of resisting arrest before he was charged, according to a lawyer. One of the…

Man accused of subway attack cleared of resisting arrest after Brooklyn jury backs him

A man charged with aggravated assault after a fight in Bedford-Stuyvesant sent another man onto the subway tracks was acquitted of resisting arrest before he was charged, according to a lawyer.

One of the two men accused of robbing and assaulting the other man was also acquitted, according to attorney Durell Pead. A grand jury convened by Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson did not indict 21-year-old Alieu Mack.

Mack faces charges of robbery, resisting arrest and attempted robbery after an altercation in December on the way home from a Manhattan nightclub. Darnell Lewis was also charged with robbery and burglary.

Lewis’ attorney, Jermaine Frazier, told the New York Daily News that Mack was leaving the club when Lewis and another man stole his phone. The men were with Mack, Lewis said, when they encountered two men who didn’t recognize them.

The Brooklyn grand jury heard evidence that Mack made a comment about carrying a weapon, and his family tried to dissuade him from doing so, Frazier said.

Frazier said the arresting officers “took me on a romp and basically disregarded the facts of the case”.

Mack was charged with attempted robbery, resisting arrest and assault. In March, he was found not guilty of the resisting charge, then indicted on robbery and attempted robbery charges.

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