Statement from NYCDS on Surrender by Black Lives Matter Organizer
August 8, 2020
New York County Defender Services
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
STATEMENT FROM NEW YORK COUNTY DEFENDER SERVICES ON SURRENDER BY BLACK LIVES MATTER ORGANIZER
(NEW YORK, NY) – Dorothy Weldon, Trial Attorney at New York County Defender Services, issued the following statement about the surrender of her client, Derrick Ingram, at Manhattan’s Midtown North (18th) Police Precinct early this morning:
"Mr. Ingram turned himself in this morning in a surrender negotiated by his attorney and was peacefully accompanied to the precinct by his friends and allies. Such agreed-upon surrenders are common practice between lawyers and the NYPD. Our efforts to negotiate Mr. Ingram's surrender were nearly foiled by an unprecedented show of police overreach yesterday morning and afternoon. The presence of NYPD officers on Mr. Ingram’s fire escape, helicopters circling overhead, and police dogs was a shocking demonstration of the tactics the NYPD is willing to undertake to suppress dissent. We look forward to fighting the charges in court alongside Mr. Ingram."