Teen gangbanger sentenced for dragging NYPD detective with stolen car

Teen gangbanger sentenced for dragging NYPD detective with stolen car

The teen gangbanger convicted of dragging an NYPD detective for several Brooklyn blocks with a stolen car — leaving the lawman permanently confined to a wheelchair — was sentenced Wednesday to 1 1/3 to 4 years behind bars.

Cops in their dress blues packed Brooklyn Supreme Court to see Justin Murrell, now 17, sentenced for dragging Detective Dalsh Veve through the streets of East Flatbush on a June 2017 night.

“Eighteen months later, we are still trying to put the pieces of our life together,” Esther Veve said of her hero husband, who prosecutors have said will never fully recover from his wounds — and at times struggles to recognize his own family. “There have been moments when he can’t recognize his little [4-year-old] girl and you can imagine how that breaks our heart.”

“I’m speaking now because my husband is not able to speak for himself,” she continued in an emotional victim impact statement to the court. “I speak for him and our daughter.”

Murtell, a purported member of the Crips who was 15 at the time of the incident, was behind the wheel of a stolen Honda Civic when Veve pulled him over for a routine check.

But as the nine-year NYPD vet approached the car, Murtell floored it, dragging Veve for three blocks as he clung desperately to the car.

Murtell skated on an attempted murder rap but was convicted last month of assault.

He had faced a sentence as long as 10 years.

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