Manhattan DA Bragg Outraged as Arizona Prosecutor Refuses to Extradite Murder Suspect over Fears He’ll Be Released

An Arizona prosecutor has outraged Manhattan’s anti-Trump Democrat District Attorney Alvin Bragg by refusing to extradite a wanted murder suspect due to New York City’s soft-on-crime approach to violent criminals.

Bragg, like so many other progressive leftist prosecutors, has a penchant for a soft touch toward violent thugs.

Dangerous crooks in Bragg’s district are often released from custody with low or no bail pending charges and trial for their alleged criminal behavior.

Many of the criminals often go out and re-offend once they’re released back onto the streets.

Bragg is now furious that his reputation is being used against him by an Arizona prosecutor who is refusing to extradite an alleged murder suspect to New York.

Maricopa County District Attorney Rachel Mitchell, a Republican, is concerned that the alleged killer, a career criminal with a history of violence, will eventually end up back on the streets, according to ABC News.

Instead, Mitchell intends to fully prosecute the wanted suspect for multiple serious crimes he allegedly committed in the Phoenix area before turning him back over to New York authorities.

At issue here, according to New York’s local Fox affiliate WNYW, is an alleged career criminal named Raad Almansoori, 26.

Almansoori is wanted in New York for allegedly beating and strangling to death a woman named Denisse Oleas-Arancibia, 38, in a SoHo hotel room on February 8.

While police were searching for the suspect in and around NYC, he reportedly turned up in the Phoenix area about a week later.

He is alleged to have committed several other crimes in Pheonix before he was eventually arrested and held in custody.

Those purported crimes include an attempted carjacking and stabbing of a woman in Glendale on February 17.

This followed his attempted rape and stabbing of a female McDonald’s employee in the restaurant’s bathroom in the Surprise suburb.

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Per law enforcement authorities, Almansoori is also wanted for alleged violent crimes in Florida and Texas.

It was reported that when he was taken into custody on February 18, he admitted to not just the crimes in the Phoenix area but also the murder in New York.

He further asserted that he had been looking for another victim when he’d been apprehended.

He is currently being held on a slew of criminal charges and a $250,000 bond at the Maricopa County jail.

The Arizona Republic reported that Maricopa County DA Mitchell held a press conference on Wednesday in which she revealed that she had no intention of extraditing Almansoori back to New York to face accountability for the alleged murder he committed there.

“Having observed the treatment of violent criminals in the New York area by the Manhattan DA,” Mitchell said.

“I think it’s safer to keep him here and keep him in custody so he cannot be out doing this to individuals in our state or county or anywhere else.”

The Manhattan DA’s office was none too pleased by Mitchell’s “deeply disturbing” commentary, which the office attributed to the Arizona prosecutor “playing political games” with a murder suspect in a statement.

Mitchell then fired back on social media, saying:

“It’s great to see the @ManhattanDA finally take interest in violent crime.

“My job is to focus on the victims I was elected to protect.”

ABC News reported that DA Bragg held a press conference Thursday to address DA Mitchell’s refusal to extradite Almansoori.

He said, “Her reasoning?

“Not because that’s what the law dictates.

“Not because that’s what advances justice.

“Not because of a concern for victims.

“Not at the request of the NYPD.

“But rather, plain and simple, old-fashioned grandstanding and politics.”

“That should have no place in our profession,” he continued.

“It is deeply disturbing to me that a member of my profession … would choose to play political games in a murder case.”

Bragg went on to assert that Mitchell should have called him first to discuss the issue but also suggested that he might go above her head and submit an extradition package to Arizona’s Democrat governor for her review and possible approval.

“This is not the Maricopa County attorney’s decision, and I’m hoping that facts, law, justice, and reason will prevail,” Bragg added.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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