The Manhattan man arrested over a brutal bat attack is back on the streets after posting bail, court records show.
Karim Azizi, 36, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon for the November 6 attack at Amsterdam Avenue and West 148th Street, police said.
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge set Azizi’s bail at $7,500 — about a fifth of the $40,000 prosecutors were asking for, and called the suspect a “fugitive risk” with “a likelihood of evading prosecution” because he was dated fled the scene, Fox News said.
Azizi, who police said had no previous arrests, posted the lower bail within hours, according to court records and his attorney.
He is accused of pulling a bat out of his pants and swinging it at a 47-year-old homeless man, causing the victim to fall to the ground.
The footage captured Azizi walking away before coming back and stomping on the victim, police officers say.
Law enforcement sources said the couple had had an argument before the incident.
“The deposit has been set and posted. Hence those who are angry [about him being freed] are asking for a standard detention policy for anyone now arrested in the city,” Azizi’s attorney, Jason Goldman, told The Post on Friday.
“The same outrage should be felt when people are remanded in custody or held on Rikers on huge bails, then walk free two years later after a post-trial acquittal and only get a pat on the back on the way out,” he said Goldman.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/09/accused-nyc-bat-attacker-is-back-on-street-after-posting-bail/ The accused New York bat attacker is back on the streets after posting bail