Update: June 6th 9:48 a.m.
Both Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, who are accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at a police stationhouse, have both been brought back to jail.
According to the NY Post, both had posted their $250,000 bond and were ordered to home confinement, but an appeals court granted the prosecution’s request for an emergency stay.
Both Mattis and Rahman will be brought back to jail until another hearing is scheduled.
Two registered lawyers in New York have been arrested for firebombing an NYPD vehicle during protests related to the death of George Floyd.
Colinford Mattis, a 32-year-old graduate of Princeton University and the New York University School of Law, was allegedly driving the minivan while a fellow layer, Urooj Rahman, threw an incendiary -believed to be a molotov cocktail- at an NYPD outside the 88th Precinct stationhouse on Saturday.
Mattis is an associate at corporate Manhattan firm Pryor Cashman and a member of a Brooklyn community board, according to the New York Post.
“As we confront critical issues around historic and ongoing racism and inequity in our society, I am saddened to see this young man allegedly involved in the worst kind of reaction to our shared outrage over what had occurred,” managing partner Ron Shechtman said in a statement to The Post.
The firm confirmed Mattis was furloughed in April due to the coronavirus crisis.
Rahman, whose accused of throwing the molotov cocktail, was admitted to the New York bar in June 2019 after graduating from Fordham University School.
Mattis and Rahman were federally charged with causing damage by fire and explosives to a police vehicle.
The charges carry a minimum sentence of 5 years and up to 20 years imprisonment.
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