NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea reacts to Post article about shoplifter with 46 arrests this 12 months


It’s “insanity” {that a} Queens man has been arrested 46 occasions thus far this 12 months — solely to be repeatedly launched to steal once more, stated the NYPD’s prime cop in response to an article in The Post.

Isaac Rodriguez, 22, has been collared by cops 74 occasions since 2015, and 46 occasions this 12 months alone, The Post completely reported Saturday.

Rodriguez allegedly ripped off the identical Queens Walgreens greater than three dozen occasions in 2021, and has additionally been charged with gang assault in reference to a vicious stabbing, however was despatched again to the streets underneath the state’s bail reform measure.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, who has blamed the coverage for a rise in shootings within the boroughs, took to Twitter Saturday to weigh in on The Post’s expose.

“Insanity. No other way to describe the resulting crime that has flowed from disastrous bail reform law,” the commissioner tweeted, including #victims and a hyperlink to the article.

Issac Rodriguez has been arrested by the NYPD 57 times in the year 2021 and released every time due to the new bail laws.
Issac Rodriguez has been arrested by the NYPD 57 occasions within the 12 months 2021 and launched each time as a result of new bail legal guidelines.

“For the most part the top charge in his [Rodriguez] cases are not bail-eligible offenses,” in accordance with a spokeswoman for the Queens’ District Attorney’s workplace.

In June, Rodriguez and others have been arrested for kicking, beating, robbing and stabbing Pablo Cusco, 39, who was strolling his canine in Jackson Heights.

“He [Rodriguez} almost killed me. He should stay in jail for sure, for sure,” the Spanish-speaking Cusco advised The Post by a translator. “I was punched a lot and stabbed with a knife. I’m still scared because they may find me again.”

He lastly landed in jail in August when a Queens decide set bail at $15,000 underneath a statute that allowed him to be locked up as a result of he allegedly violated an order of safety whereas committing one other shoplifting heist.

Under new bail measures that went into impact in January 2020 in New York, pretrial detention in most misdemeanor circumstances and a few nonviolent felonies is prohibited.