A man who allegedly punched the NYPD’s top cop was freed without posting bail — while a woman accused of whacking an officer with a wooden cane during the same protest had bail set at $7,500.
The decisions triggered a furious response from the mayor and police brass.
Quran Campbell, 25, allegedly punched Lt. Richard Mack of the NYPD Strategic Response Group in the face during a clash on the Brooklyn Bridge between cops and Occupy City Hall protesters Wednesday.
The pummeling caused multiple fractures of the officer’s orbital bones and cuts that required 12 stitches, prosecutors said at his Thursday arraignment.
When NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan tried to intervene during the fracas, Campbell then punched him in the face, the complaint states.
Prosecutors requested a judge hold the Bronx man on $75,000 cash over a $100,000 bond, but Judge Robert Rosenthal freed him under supervised release.
Campbell was charged with two counts of assault and obstructing governmental administration. He’s due back in court Oct. 14.
Monahan railed at the decision Friday.
“Judge Robert Rosenthal’s reckless decision to release Mr. Campbell WITHOUT BAIL endangers every NYer and the officers who risk it all to protect them,” he tweeted.
Mayor de Blasio also expressed dismay at the court’s decision.
“I am very unhappy about that and it does not make sense to me. It really doesn’t,” the mayor said during his daily press briefing. “If you assault a police officer, you are assaulting all of us.”
NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea added he was frustrated as well, saying, “I think the world at times seems like it’s upside down. We’ve gotta do better than that.”
Meanwhile, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John Howard-Algarin set bail of $7,500 for Chanice Reyes at her arraignment Friday arraignment on charges she thrashed an NYPD officer with a cane at the same protest.
Reyes made bail and was freed later in the day.
Reyes faces two counts of second-degree assault and other related charges for allegedly hitting two officers — Sgt. Richard Adamiak and Lt. Michael Butler — with a wooden cane during the protest on the Brooklyn Bridge, the complaint states.
She’s due back in court Aug. 17.