2nd Circ. Frees Attorneys Accused Of Molotov Attack

Law360, New York (June 30, 2020, 11:01 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday freed a pair of attorneys accused of torching a New York Police Department car during recent protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, finding no clear error in the lower courts.

Prosecutors claim that in late May amid widespread protests against police brutality, attorney Urooj Rahman "hurled a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD vehicle" before driving away with Colinford Mattis, a Pryor Cashman LLP associate who has since been suspended. The two attorneys were arrested shortly after the attack.

After U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Gold on June 1...

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