Brooklyn judge turns loose perps who assaulted, threatened to kill cops

Brooklyn judge turns loose perps who assaulted, threatened to kill cops

A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned.

Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a courthouse source said. …

On Tuesday night, Johnson released Travis Maye, 26, without bail following his arrest in a violent melee with cops earlier that day.

According to court records, Maye took swings at cops at Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Place at around 1:35 a.m., socking one officer in the eye and sending him to the hospital.

After being pepper-sprayed, stunned with a Taser and put in handcuffs, Maye, 26, ranted at the cops that he would “find out where you live” and “get you,” court papers say.

“You will die!” he allegedly ranted. …

Johnson came under fire following her decision Monday night, first reported by The Post, to spring Devon Coley without bail after he confessed to posting an online photo of a gunman shooting into an NYPD cruiser.

His Facebook post came just hours after cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were assassinated the same way, and included the phrase “73Nextt” — an apparent reference to the 73rd Precinct.

Although a prosecutor asked for $250,000 bail, Johnson let Coley, 18, walk free without posting anything.

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