If former President Donald Trump is indicted in New York City, he will not undergo an infamous crime walk, law enforcement sources told the Daily News.
Unlike most high-profile arrests in the city, if charges are filed against Trump and he turns himself in, he and his lawyers will be able to meet with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in the prosecutor’s office at the downtown for a mugshot to be taken, police sources said Monday.
Bragg is believed to be considering felony charges against Trump for reimbursing his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for a secret $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election.
Cohen has testified that he paid Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep quiet about sexual encounters they said they had with Trump in 2006. The former president has denied the claims.
No charges have been filed against Trump, and a grand jury will vote on whether or not to indict him.
Over the weekend, the 76-year-old former commander-in-chief set off a firestorm by saying he would be arrested on Tuesday and calling on supporters to protest any allegations.
“The leading Republican candidate and former President of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” he wrote on his Truth Social platform. “Protest, Take Back Our Nation!”
As a result, Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell are outlining safety precautions ahead of the decision.