Detective David Terrell has had multiple lawsuits filed against him but, time after time, they’re either tossed or abandoned. This latest is especially interesting, since it involves an apparent loss of interest in pursuing the case by providing information by Pedro Hernandez, the media and bail reform darling who had a rough go of it at Rikers, but then was also arrested just before he was scheduled to meet with former President Obama.
Of course, Hernandez is most famous for being bailed out of Rikers by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group. That got him out of prison in July, 2017, but he’s not been up to too much good since then either.
Where’d You Go Pedro?
In throwing out the case, District Judge P. Kevin Castell noted:
The age of the case paired with plaintiff’s apparent lack of desire to participate in discovery suggests that plaintiff does not have a strong desire to be heard on the merits of this case. Meanwhile, plaintiff’s inaction takes the court’s time and attention away from litigants who are diligent and express a keen interest in having their claims promptly decided on the merits.
Tough to take Hernandez seriously, since even his attorney, Michael Fruhling, decided to ask to be taken off the case after reviewing evidence. Hernandez has gotten quite lucky a number of times, especially after receiving a sweetheart deal to avoid jail time after a knifepoint robbery in exchange for enrolling in college. The arrest for driving on a suspended license that kept him from meeting the former president is just one or three such incidents. Clearly Hernandez is not even remotely interested in obeying the law. One can only wonder when he’ll be back in jail for another incident…then likely on to prison.