NYPD Boss James O’Neill Vacated Guilty Verdict Against Officer Accused Of Using Banned Chokehold: Sources
The secret is out — at least part of it.
The city’s top cop recently overturned a guilty verdict against an officer in a department misconduct trial. Then the NYPD and the Civilian Complaint Review Board — citing a state law protecting police disciplinary records — wouldn’t say what the cop was accused of.
But sources told the Daily News the cop was charged with using a banned chokehold. The city has withheld the name of the cop, even though the trial was open to the public.
The News reported on Sunday that Police Commissioner James O’Neill rejected the administrative judge’s findings last month. It was the first time O’Neill has overturned an administrative judge since he took over as commissioner in September. . .