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NYPD Officer Sued by Illegal Immigrant Who Stabbed Him in the Head

June 07, 2011  | 

A hero NYPD cop was forced to relive the horror of his brush with death Monday under questioning by the psycho who stabbed him in the brain in a Brooklyn subway station.

The surreal scene in Brooklyn Federal Court played out as part of a $40 million suit Hugo Hernandez has filed against the victim, Angel Cruz, and three other officers.

Hernandez claims the cops used excessive force and broke his ankle while trying to subdue him after he stabbed Cruz in the temple with a 6-inch dagger. Hernandez, who has a history of hearing voices commanding him to kill, pleaded guilty and is serving 20 years.

Source: New York Daily News

Comments (36)

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Roger G. @ 6/7/2011 4:26 PM

This is terrible. 20 years for attempted murder of an LEO isn't enough.

walt @ 6/7/2011 4:46 PM

and the system "ain't broke"? What a bunch of BS that it was even allowed into a court system.

Bob H @ 6/7/2011 4:48 PM

And exactly why is this not considered a frivolous lawsuit?

Steve in LA @ 6/7/2011 4:58 PM

This is ridiculous! When will our politicians and judges, as if there was a difference, stop this tort abuse? When will we close our borders to those who violate our laws? I am all for honest, hard working people to enter our country, regardless of race, religion or country of origin. However, the Federal government and most of the states have done nothing to protect honest Americans and legal immigrants.

C. Bourne @ 6/7/2011 4:59 PM

Hope officer is suing for pain and suffering because of attack!!!!!

Mike @ 6/7/2011 5:07 PM

WTF!!! How does this even get to court!?! P.O.S. should be thanking the officers for not filling him full of lead! I'm actually shocked that he admitted and took responsibility for the stabbing. That doesn't entitle him to anything extra, maybe a cell with a view, but nothing more. Next thing you know we won't be allowed to deport him at the end of his sentence, (in CA that would be in about 8-10 years) because he is mentally ill! I'm not being facetious either, unfortunately that comes into play and we don't deport crazy people like him. Oh wait, that's not P.C., he's not crazy, he's emotionally challenged. We're all going to 'you know where' in a handbasket if this keeps up!

John Carp @ 6/7/2011 5:19 PM

Goblins are goblins and do what they do! It is tragic what happened to this officer. Shame, shame on the courts for even entertaining the moster's motion. Here is what should be done. The court should release the goblin in the custodial care of the maggot ambulence chaseing, foreign national "attorney" that took the case, hoping to get paid on the back of the heroic officer that almost lost their life.


Chris @ 6/7/2011 5:20 PM

Typical, i'm not surprised in the least...we cant even do our jobs the way we're supposed to anymore. Gotta love the liberal city of New York.

ET @ 6/7/2011 5:23 PM

This is wrong. How is it that courts can allow convicted criminals--much less those who are illegally in our country in the first place and, by all rights are NOT entitled to any constitutional rights, to bring damages against an LEO performing his duties, much less one who was the victim of a brutal attack performed by the plaintiff? We can all thank the people of the ACLU and activist judges who turn the law on its head and legislate from the bench.

Jim @ 6/7/2011 5:43 PM

How the hell is a damn ILLEGAL gonna sue the cops when that bastard screwed up. He stabbed an officer...let me say that again...THIS PRICK STABBED A COP...and is upset and gonna sue because he got injured himself. If you ask me that POS is lucky he isn't DEAD!!! How dare this scum sucking cockroach even think about something like that. And not much could be said for the idiot that represents this cockroach puke. When the hell is the US of A gonna step up and tell these damn illegals to get a clue and go back to where they belong and not expect everything for free especially after they bring the heat down on themself. This crap pisses me the hell off.

Rod Gregg @ 6/7/2011 5:45 PM

Illegal Aliens should have no standing in the civil court system. I hope that the NYPD is covering the officers' legal expenses. If not... where do I donate?

Doc @ 6/7/2011 6:14 PM

the lawsuit should not have been allowed to be filed let alone get taken to court. you stabbed a cop and what in the hell did you expect to happen, a trip to the nearest burger king and a parade thrown in your honor.

enough is enough. he needs to be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and everything else dropped.

gding illegals need to own up for their actions and take responsibility.

Rusty @ 6/7/2011 7:09 PM

That is a spit in the face of all good people in this country legally.

vbdep @ 6/7/2011 7:17 PM

Sorry Mr Hernandez, You should be dead. You have no rights, you shouldn't be here illegally in the first place. But now you have all the free food,tv,and companionship you craved to have from the U.S. I hope you rot and die soon in the cell. Don't waste more of our tax money you POS. I would have shot your sorry [email protected]@, the failure to stop drill would have done just fine. I hope Officer Cruz is well and recovered. They should have broke your head.

G @ 6/8/2011 5:10 AM

If he's an illegal why is he still in this country?

ELNINORUDO @ 6/8/2011 5:13 AM

I bet the voices told him to sue the police what is wrong with the courts. Why is this even being heard or are the courts hearing voices to.

carvel britt @ 6/8/2011 5:43 AM

He should not have been in this country the start with, this is and outrage.

parolecop @ 6/8/2011 6:31 AM

After this abusive lawsuit is found unproven, and the officer sues the inmate for abuse of process, this officer has another neat counter claim: He can file a small claims suit against the (now inmate) attacker for his losses due to this proven crime. (lost wages while recovering, medical out of pocket costs, etc.) The officer would request the max. amount afforded by small claims court, say $1000. The officer would get a quick and not very expensive judgement against this POS, who would then forfiet his prison canteen money to pay the judgement to the officer. Each time canteen is handed out, the corrections officers would remind this POS why he isn't getting his Jolly Ranchers again. This may be a small comfort, but meaningful, believe me. There are many ways to find justice within the system. They just have to be used.

Art M. @ 6/8/2011 6:41 AM

This is the kind of lawsuit that really makes trial lawyers look bad. This is the kind of lawsuit that makes the whole system look stupid. Perhaps we need to change things a little, like establishing a board of non-lawyers to approve civil cases like this. Better yet, If the case goes to court and the defendant wins, then the lawyer that brings the suit is required to pay all the defendants court costs and 10% of the amount asked for in the suit TO THE DEFENDANT and 10% to the defendants lawyer. I suspect that the quality of court cases might improve.

Jeff @ 6/8/2011 7:36 AM

How right you are Walt. Pretty bad when we are permitted to be sued after being stabbed...

Chris @ 6/8/2011 8:41 AM

He deserves a bodybag for stabbing a cop. Illegal Immigrants have way too many rights for being here illegally. Not are they only a tremendous burden on the financial system of the United States, they are a domestic threat to our law enforcement nationwide. All police officers should be granted the authority to question the immigration status of anyone believed to be here illegally and then turn them over to ICE or Border Patrol. I hope they give this guy the chair.

Richard @ 6/8/2011 9:56 AM

I was a cop for 30 years in Philly. We ran into these dirt bags on a daily basis. We also ran into the bleeding heart judges on a daily basis. Pure and simple this is why crime is where it is......when the day comes where they let law enforcement, enforce the law thats the day you will see a enormouse drop in crime.....when Officers are allowed to enforce what they swore to do...and the politics and judges step aside then you will see a drop in crime......not before.....take youe choice and make some noise.

Dean @ 6/8/2011 10:25 AM

Only a broken ankle? The Medical Examiner should have been removing 9mm slugs from his body... Now we have to pay to have him incarcerated for 20 years.

Terry C. @ 6/8/2011 11:55 AM

It figures that this would be allowed to happen in today's society. This puke should be grateful he is still breathing, let alone be allowed to sue the officer he tried to kill!

J.P. @ 6/8/2011 12:15 PM

Brothers and Sister !!! Greetings from TEXAS. Why is everyone shocked by this court action Look at the whole picture. For some time now, certain organizations have tried to keep our lord ( GOD) out of everything. Tried to take the word GOD out of our currency, tried to block any mention of GOD in schools ( pledge of allegiance), tried to tell us that it was improper to say Merry Christmas. Instead say Happy Holidays so you don't offend anyone. Hell, that includes placing christmas trees in public buildings. NO, I am not crazy. The only hope we have as Officers is that our LORD blesses us, our families and that we get home safely everyday. To HELL with others that try to dictate what we stand for. GOD BLESS our brothers and sisters, to include all present and past soliders of the Armed Forces!!! Always remember this.. I'd rather be tried by 12 citizens than to be carried by 6.

Stuart @ 6/8/2011 12:33 PM


Chris @ 6/8/2011 7:08 PM

I agree, wat a candy ass country we now live in to even allow this to go to court/legal arbitration, etc, and where does this low life come up with $40 million for a broken ankle???!!!

J.P. @ 6/8/2011 8:46 PM

Another bottom feeding piece of shit sucking the system dry......waste of life. We should've started with the death penalty for this puke!

Mel @ 6/10/2011 5:07 AM

Illegal other words NOT a U.S. citizen, so why should he even be permitted to file a lawsuit in this country. The next voice he should be hearing is the one saying he is being deported. American taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill to keep an illegal immigrant in prison. In any event, the case needs to be thrown out of court. What good would filing a suit against an illegal immigrant do the police officer? Nothing from nothing is still nothing.

Mel @ 6/10/2011 5:07 AM

Illegal other words NOT a U.S. citizen, so why should he even be permitted to file a lawsuit in this country. The next voice he should be hearing is the one saying he is being deported. American taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill to keep an illegal immigrant in prison. In any event, the case needs to be thrown out of court. What good would filing a suit against an illegal immigrant do the police officer? Nothing from nothing is still nothing.

William Basinger @ 8/12/2011 1:40 PM

Illegal alien? How does he even have rights to sue? Come on government. Deadly force was justified and he only had a broke ankle? Why tie up court room time with this crap.

AJ @ 8/23/2011 9:07 AM

People like this should be put to sleep, no different than a rabid wild animal or a dog who attacked a child. They serve no purpose in our society except to drain resources and endanger others. The fact that the court is even entertaining this ridiculous lawsuit is even more appalling.

Brandon @ 8/23/2011 1:28 PM

Please everyone send this story and your comments your lawmakers as a reason for tort reform and tougher sentences on attempted murderers of cops. Minimum 25-30 year snetence.

Donnie Meaders @ 8/25/2011 5:03 PM

Hey Jim, even better question is how the hell is an ILLEGAL gonna sue anyone in this country for anything? What part of ILLEGAL do the courts not understand. If he is here ILLEGALLY, he has NO RIGHTS under our constitution but a free ride back to where he came from ILLEGALLY. And yes, where is the integrity of the ambulance chaser who is representing the ILLEGAL alien and moreover, where is the common sense of the panty-waist judge who is even allowing this lawsuit to go forward. Can I get an AMEN? What has the country become? I guess it is the officer's fault "because he was there". Lawyers feel that if a "victim" was not there at that time and place, he/she would not have been a victim in the first place so by being there, it is somehow their fault. Welcome to America, land of the free, because of the brave, enjoyed by the non-citizens!!!!!

John B @ 8/26/2011 7:01 AM

With the number of LEO killed or injured by illegals in the last year alone one has to wonder if the "Barry" and his white house socialist crew are guilty of failure of their fiduicary responsibilities. Since impeachment is not an option let's make sure we vote the bastards out next year!!!

MIKERAY @ 8/28/2011 6:46 AM


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