WATCH: PBA chief’s furious reaction to sentencing for con who dragged cop behind car

January 23, 2019 - 1:07 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Brooklyn teenager who dragged a cop for blocks in a stolen car a year-and-a-half ago was sentenced to prison on Wednesday.

Justin Murrell, 17, will serve anywhere from 16 months to 4 years in prison for dragging Officer Dalsh Veve. Veve hit his head, suffered severe brain damage, and now requires 24 hour care.

"Officer Veve put his life on the line for the people of Brooklyn when he responded to calls of shots fired," Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. "This defendant then callously dragged Officer Veve, at a high rate of speed, for several blocks, showing an appalling and intentional disregard for human life. Officer Veve suffered catastrophic injuries from which he will never recover."

Veve spent almost a year in rehab, and still can't speak in complete sentences or walk on his own.

"I've never been so angry in my entire life. I've never sat in a courtroom where a judge sat and looked at a police officer confined to a wheelchair, heard the widow speak of how their lives have changed," PBA President Pat Lynch said afterwards

Veve and his wife left the courtroom without comment to the applause of fellow officers.