Suspect Demetrius Blackwell appears in court for his arraignment in Queens County criminal Court in New York, May 3, 2015. Blackwell,wanted for illegal gun possession, was charged on Sunday with attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head while pursuing the suspect in his unmarked car, authorities said. REUTERS/Theodore Parisienne/Pool – TM3EB531AA101
He killed a cop — and now he wants a payday from the city.
Sentenced Queens killer Demetrius Blackwell — that life in prison without parole for fatally shooting NYPD Officer Brian Moore in May 2015 — whines in court papers he was attacked by two prisoners while behind bars.
Blackwell claims that he was jumped in April 2017, two other drawbacks to the Brooklyn Detention Center — thanks to the “carelessness, recklessness or gross negligence” of the prison staff.
The 37-year-old killer suffered a “deep” almost 5-inch segment, to his face, according to court papers.
Blackwell — who a judge described as “a cold, calculating murderer” on his condemnation — insists that he is an innocent victim of the brawl.
The cop-killer says he was attacked “without provocation and justification,” according to the suit.
The melee was caught on surveillance images, which are a correction officer using pepper spray to break up the fight.
Blackwell’s two alleged attackers were identified as convicted robbers Kai Watkins, 39, and Layquan Johnson, 34.
Blackwell got the book thrown at him sentenced by a Queens Judge Gregory Lasak in December for the shooting of Moore, a five-year department veteran, in the face while he was on patrol.
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