NYPD Killer May Have Been Mentally Ill


ismaaiyl-brinsley1A day after Ismaaiyl Brinsley gunned down two NYPD officers in cold blood, evidence emerged that he may have had issues with mental illness. The New York Times reported that when Brinsley appeared at a court hearing in Cobb County, Georgia in August 2011 he was asked “Have you ever been a patient in a mental institution or under the care of a psychiatrist or psychologist?” He responded yes, according to court documents, though he did not disclose other details.

Brinsley, 28, was arrested nine times in under six years for an array of of charges, including: terroristic threats, shoplifting, and disorderly conduct.

Despite his criminal past, reports indicate that Brinsley did not have any gang affiliations.

He fatally shot himself after attacking Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40. Read more at the New York Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. So what should we do? Arrest every single “mentally disturbed” individual in this Country, like they did in Nazi Germany?! The bigger question, is, how did he get his gun? He had a long rap sheet of criminal activities. Someone like that should have mandatory supervision.


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