Moment CNN host is stunned into silence after former NYPD cop tells her migrants commit more crimes in NYC than Florida because Sunshine State will jail them

CNN anchor Erica Hill was stunned when the channel’s veteran law enforcement analyst dished out some unexpected home truths about crime in New York.

The awkward moment came as the panel discussed Saturday’s brutal assault on two police officers in Times Square, and the disappearance of the migrants who were arrested after being released without bond.

Only one of the six accused is still in prison despite multiple previous charges, and four are now believed to have fled to California on a bus with the help of a church-affiliated charity.

“Does the fact that they were police officers change anything?” Hill pondered as he probed ex-cop John Miller about the case and the suspect’s background.

“What the detectives are telling me is that they have crews here that work in New York, do all their stealing, then go to Florida to spend the money and then come back,” Miller told her.

‘And I’m like ‘why don’t they just stay and steal in Florida’ and they said ‘because that’s where you go to jail’.’

The CNN panel discussed Saturday's brutal assault on two police officers in Times Square, and the disappearance of the migrants who were arrested after being released without bond.

The CNN panel discussed Saturday’s brutal assault on two police officers in Times Square, and the disappearance of the migrants who were arrested after being released without bond.

John Miller, the former Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, now the channel's chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst, stunned his colleagues with his unexpectedly honest conclusion

John Miller, the former Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, now the channel’s chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst, stunned his colleagues with his unexpectedly honest conclusion

Surveillance video shows more than a dozen hooded men attacking the two officers after they tried to detain one of the men.

Surveillance video shows more than a dozen hooded men attacking the two officers after they tried to detain one of the men.

“Oh!” replied the clearly surprised presenter as the panel fell into silence.

“Fascinating!” ventured co-host Phil Mattingly at last.

The brutal attack was carried out around 8:30 p.m. when officers tried to disperse a disorderly group in front of 220 West 42 Street.

Surveillance video shows more than a dozen hooded men attacking the two officers after they tried to detain one of the men.

Both suffered punches and kicks to the head and torso while wrestling with the suspect on the ground. The footage shocked even hard-line New Yorkers and prompted liberal state Gov. Kathy Hochul to call for the men’s deportation.

“You don’t touch our police officers, you don’t touch anybody,” she said.

“Get them all and send them back.”

The police are still looking for at least eight other suspects in addition to the six who have already been charged, of whom only Yohenry Brito (24) remains behind bars.

Brito was already known to police for a string of prior offenses, including petit larceny charges for stealing $275 worth of merchandise from Bergdorf Goodman in October and $139 worth of clothing from Macy’s, according to court records seen by the Daily News.

Suspect Jhoan Boada, 22, was released after being charged and was seen holding the bird at the press waiting outside the court

Suspect Jhoan Boada, 22, was released after being charged and was seen holding the bird at the press waiting outside the court

Only Yohenry Brito, 24, remains behind bars after being charged with attacking the two NYPD officers.  The migrant has had previous encounters with the police

Only Yohenry Brito, 24, remains behind bars after being charged with attacking the two NYPD officers. The migrant has had previous encounters with the police

Yorman Reveron, one of five migrants charged with gang assault, was previously charged with shoplifting in New York.

Yorman Reveron, one of five migrants charged with gang assault, was previously charged with shoplifting in New York.

Meanwhile, Yorman Reveron — one of five suspects charged before being released on no bond — was arrested in December for allegedly stealing from Macy’s flagship store.

The 24-year-old migrant was also arrested in November and charged with stealing from a Nordstrom Rack store.

Reveron and three other accused suspects – Darwin Andres Gomez Izquiel (19), Kelvin Servat Arocha (19), Wilson Juarez (21) reportedly fled the city after their release.

Police believe they went to a Catholic church under false names and asked for help getting to California. Suspect Jhoan Boada (22) was also released after being charged and was seen flipping the bird at the press waiting outside the court.

Jandry Barros, 21, a seventh suspect who was arrested but let go without charges due to lack of evidence, also has a prior record with authorities.

Patrick Hendry, president of the Police Benevolent Association, condemned the criminal justice system which allowed the men to go free.

“Attacks on police officers are becoming an epidemic, and the reason is a revolving door that we see in cases like this one,” he added.

‘It is impossible for police officers to deal effectively with crime and disorder if the justice system is unable or unwilling to protect us while doing that job.’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis welcomed Miller’s analysis, saying criminals know they will be held accountable in the Sunshine State.

“You can see why people are fleeing those areas that can’t even keep the streets safe, they can’t even keep homeless off the streets,” he told reporters.

“It’s been really, really problematic in many parts of our country, we’re just doing it here.”