Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Grace Meng (6th District of New York)
Jun 25, 2022
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), State Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Queens), State Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Queens), State Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and Councilwoman Lynn Schulman (D-Queens) this afternoon issued the following joint statement on reports and rumors that Glenn Hirsch, the Queens man arrested for murdering Forest Hills food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, may be released on bail this Monday.
“Reports and rumors about Glenn Hirsch being released on bail are deeply troubling. We thank District Attorney Katz for requesting that Mr. Hirsch remain in custody. Granting bail would be the wrong decision and we hope that it does not happen. Someone who is a clear and present danger should not be released back into the community that still grieves Zhiwen Yan’s death. We have been in touch with the 112th Precinct to get assurances that Glenn Hirsch’s weapons have been confiscated and won’t be returned to him if bail is granted, that he won’t be able to legally purchase additional firearms, and that his movements will be closely monitored including a ban on going near the Great Wall Restaurant and its delivery zones. But despite these assurances, this rumored and reported development about bail is not welcomed. It is terrifying and unsettling, and we resolutely oppose it. We will be closely watching what happens on Monday.”