Bumbling NYC Democrats irresponsibly released accused murderer Christopher Buggs from Rikers Island this week as he was awaiting trial for a 2018 Brooklyn murder.
Christopher Buggs Set Free From Rikers Island
According to officials Christopher Buggs, 26, was released because of a clerical error, on an unrelated criminal contempt case — for which the judge sentenced him to time served.
NYC Department of Correction confirmed that an inmate was prematurely released for the Otis Bantum Correctional Center on Monday.
“We are aware of this incident and a full investigation into how this happened is underway,” the department’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Peter Thorne said in a statement.
Right now we are working with our law enforcement partners to return this individual to custody.”
Cops say that Buggs is about 5-foot-5 and 160 pounds. He is shown in a photo released by police with a scar on his cheek and a dollar-sign tattoo on his neck.
He was arrested on Feb. 3, 2018, in connection to the slaying of Ernest Brownlee, 55, during a dispute three days earlier on Throop Avenue near Vernon Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said.
Brownlee had a rap sheet of his own — he was arrested for murder in 1983, according to police sources.
He was sentenced on two counts of first-degree manslaughter, and one attempted murder charge in 1984, state corrections records show.
He was released in 2008, according to the records.