Assailant in Gazi Rahman Case Convicted


January 10, 2018



Christopher Porr, who was caught on video assaulting Gazi Rahman without provocation in Jamaica, Queens, and accused of shouting racial epithets during the assault, plead guilty to Assault in the 3rd Degree today in Queens County Criminal Court.

Mr. Porr plead guilty to Assault in the 3rd Degree, a Misdemeanor, and must complete a 15-session sensitivity program through Queens Center for Change.  If he successfully completes that program he will be sentenced to 3 years probation.  If he fails, the Queens District Attorney has represented that they will be recommending jail time.  There will also be a permanent order of protection for Mr. Rahman.

“I am satisfied to have my name cleared, and for justice to be served. I hope Mr. Porr benefits from the sensitivity training and does not do this to anyone else” said Mr. Gazi Rahman, the victim.

Mr. Rahman was initially arrested and charged with assault against Mr. Porr in this incident. An investigation lead by his attorney, Ali Najmi, resulted in the discovery of surveillance footage and witnesses, which resulted in all charges being dismissed against Mr. Rahman and Mr. Porr’s prosecution.

“There has been an increase in bias related incidents that has left many people feeling scared and anxious. As a community, we will not tolerate this and we will continue to bring attention and fight for  isjustice on these” said Ali Najmi, Mr. Rahman’s attorney.

“Ali Najmi did excellent work reducing my case to a minimum, helping me avoid jail time as well as giving me the opportunity to have another chance to live a law abiding life. I had quite a heavy case and Ali succeeded in defending me.”

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