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More Protesters in Brooklyn Bridge Police Brawl Turn Selves in, NYPD Says

By Aidan Gardiner | December 22, 2014 8:55am
 Cindy Gorn, left, and Zachary Campbell surrendered to police on Saturday, officials said.
Cindy Gorn, left, and Zachary Campbell surrendered to police on Saturday, officials said.
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MANHATTAN — Two more protesters surrendered to police Saturday in connection to the Brooklyn Bridge assault on two NYPD lieutenants that left one officer with a broken nose, officials said.

Cindy Gorn, 29, of Flatbush, and Zachary Campbell, 32, of Crown Heights, separately turned themselves in to Chinatown's 5th Precinct stationhouse, and were charged with resisting arrest, riot and obstructing governmental administration, police said.

Both were among a group of people who stopped two lieutenants from arresting Eric Linsker, who wanted to throw a trash can from the pedestrian walkway of the bridge onto the road below during a police brutality demonstration on Dec. 13, according to the NYPD.

Campbell and Gorn both grabbed Linsker and pried him away before another protester, Robert Murray, broke a lieutenant's nose in the melee, prosecutors said.

Linsker was arrested a day after the incident, officials said. Murray also surrendered to police, officials said.

A fourth protester, Maria Garcia, a 36-year-old Prospect-Lefferts Gardens resident, who was being questioned Friday, was formally arrested on the same charges as Campbell and Gorn, police said. She had pried the lieutenants off Linsker, prosecutors said.

Investigators are offering $12,000 for information leading to the arrest of another two men and a woman involved in the bridge assault.

Campbell was released after paying $5,000 bail, records show. He is due back in court on Feb. 17.

Gorn was held on $1,500 bail and due back in Feb. 17, court records show. Garcia was held on $1,000 bail and due back in court on Christmas Eve, court records show.

Murray was held on $50,000 bail and due back in court on Dec. 23.