Heshy Tischler Pleads Not Guilty to 2 Misdemeanors, Released Without Bail

NYPD during the arrest in Boro Park. (screencap)

UPDATE: 7:25 P.M.

Heshy Tischler was released without bail Monday evening, after being charged with, and pleading not guilty to, two misdemeanors, according to former Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who was in the courtroom.

Hikind told Hamodia that the judge issued an order of protection forbidding Tischler from having any contact with, or making public statements about, Jacob Kornbluh.

Tischler’s next scheduled court appearance is in April.

Our original story appears below:

The New York City Police Department Warrant Squad announced that they have taken Harold “Heshy” Tischler into custody. He will be charged with inciting to riot and unlawful imprisonment in connection with an assault of Jacob Kornbluh, a journalist, that took place on October 7, 2020 in Brooklyn.

Mr. Tischler claimed he had an agreement with the 66th Precinct that he would turn himself in on Monday morning, and that the NYPD broke that agreement.

Geoffrey A. Davis, the founder of James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation, tweeted that there was a clear understanding that he would be escorting Mr. Tischler Monday morning when he was going to turn himself in. “Arresting him tonight was low and unhelpful,” he concluded.

“I am proud of my history of advocacy between Law Enforcement & minority communities. When I was asked to walk-in Heshy Tischler into the 66 [precinct], I immediately agreed since a respectful turn-in would have been beneficial to all sides. Unfortunately that didn’t happen,” Mr. Davis said.

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