New York Daily News

July 10, 2017, 7:57 PM

  

 

Three men busted in separate incidents for threatening to kill NYPD officers

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in the Bronx on July 5, 2017.  (NYPD)

JThree men were busted over the past week in separate incidents for threatening to kill cops — with one coldly saying he was going to shoot an officer “like that cop in the Bronx,” police sources said.

That suspect, Daquan Sidbury, was referring to Officer Miosotis Familia, who was murdered last week by a cop-hating gunman.

The slaying appears to have emboldened some of the city’s criminal element.

Sidbury, 26, was busted Saturday night for disorderly conduct when police showed up to break up an argument at 143rd St. and Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica, sources said.

Sidbury, a Crip with 23 prior arrests, threatened police as he was being taken into custody, sources said.

“When I get out, I’m gonna shoot you like that cop in the Bronx,” he allegedly said.

Earlier that day, two white men were busted for a hate crime incident near Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn — roughing up a black man and smacking a phone from the hands of his white girlfriend, sources said.

One of the men, Bernard Szurant, 25, allegedly threatened a detective.

“I know where you are,” Szurant allegedly said as he was being processed at the 61st Precinct stationhouse. I’m going to come and f---ing kill you!”

Szurant, who has 23 previous arrests, was charged with making terroristic threats.

Also Saturday, Xavier Esquillin, 34, was arrested for threatening the officer who busted him for DWI on Southern Blvd. in the Bronx, sources said.

The suspect, who had 23 previous arrests, claimed the officer injured his leg.

“I have no problem shooting you,” he allegedly said. ”You f----d with my family and I’m going to f--k with yours.”

Officers around the city have been on high alert since Familia was killed.

On Sunday, an emotionally disturbed man walked into the 83rd Precinct stationhouse in Bushwick and tried to steal an officer’s gun.

He was arrested, but released without bail — enraging the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

The suspects’ lawyers could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.