Lady busted with loaded gun on method into Brooklyn Legal Courtroom


A 22-year-old girl was busted Thursday morning for making an attempt to enter Brooklyn Legal Courtroom with a loaded gun and ammunition — only one week after the NYPD’s chief of division blasted the DA for going delicate on weapons circumstances.

Keithia Lampkin, 22, positioned her backpack on the magnetometer belt as she went via safety, and eagle-eyed court docket officers noticed a loaded 9mm Beretta and eight hollow-point rounds, in accordance with law-enforcement sources.

One of many two arresting officers is a rookie.

That is excellent work by court docket officers, one among whom has been on the job for under a short while, in taking a really harmful firearm and hollow-point bullets off the streets,” mentioned Workplace of Courtroom Administration spokesman Lucian Chalfen. “The prevalence of those handguns and the impunity with which they’re carried round can’t be overstated.”

Lampkin allegedly deliberate to carry the backpack to pal Jevaughn Francis, who was in central reserving awaiting arraignment on a drug cost, sources mentioned.

She was charged with second-degree felony possession of a weapon and associated raps. She is awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn Legal Courtroom.

Lampkin’s brazen try and sneak into court docket with a gun comes only one week after NYPD Chief Terence Monahan criticized the Brooklyn DA for codding gun-toters.

Monahan mentioned {that a} third of defendants who pleaded responsible in gun-possession circumstances below DA Eric Gonzalez have been granted no-jail diversion applications.

“Our cops are on the market taking weapons off the streets, and we simply should guarantee that, as we undergo the felony justice course of, that there are penalties for these arrests,” he mentioned at a press convention July 8.

The DA shot again that the true downside is the NYPD’s failure to unravel 33 p.c of shootings and homicides.