A police union official excoriated the New York Police Department for a report that they hid the MS-13 illegal alien suspect arrested in the shocking subway murder captured on video.
"Why would you hide him from the media? It makes it more suspicious," said Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins, according to the New York Post.
Mullins said that the NYPD charged Ramiro Gutierrez for the crime in the dead of night and snuck him out a side door while misleading the media about his location.
"The perception of hiding him from the public raises questions," said Mullins. "How do you say that there's transparency when you do things like this?"
Police denied that they hid the suspect from the media intentionally.
Ramiro Gutierrez was charged in the horrific gunshot murder that was captured by an onlooker with his cameraphone. Police believe the killing was an act of gang retaliation.
Gutierrez was arrested on Monday, but the New York Post reported that they did not announce that they had charged him until 4 a.m. on Tuesday. Then the police misled the media about what time he would be walked out of the precinct station.
Police would also not comment on the immigration status of the suspect to the media, but it was later confirmed by US Immigration Customs and Enforcement that he was in the country illegally.
"He entered without inspection at an unknown date and time," said an ICE official to the Post. "A detainer was placed on him today."
Here's the latest on the illegal alien suspect:
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