NY Lawyers Plead Guilty to Firebombing Police Car During George Floyd Protest

NY Lawyers Plead Guilty to Firebombing Police Car During George Floyd Protest

A pair of New York attorneys pleaded guilty to their roles in firebombing a police car in Brooklyn during a George Floyd protest in May 2020. The pair face stiff sentences under a terrorism-related sentencing provision.

New York Attorneys Urooj Rahman, 32, and Colinfort Mattis, 34, pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal district court to a single count of possessing or making a destructive device, Reuters reported. Prosecutors said Rahman threw a gasoline-filled bottle into an empty police car during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Rahman then fled the scene in a minivan driven by Mattis.

Bob Price