The NYPD Saturday praised a Manhattan North precinct honcho who “took duty” for his subordinates’ actions within the on-duty consuming scandal on the Electrical Zoo music competition.
Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Chief James Essig tweeted a press release Saturday backing Deputy Chief Brian McGee, who oversaw the Manhattan North narcotics bureau the place officers are beneath probe.
A minimum of three detectives had been alleged to have swiped liquor and downed it on the Labor Day weekend music competition on Randall’s Island.
4 plainclothes detectives labored all three days of the occasion and surveillance video reveals them taking liquor bottles from a VIP tent and placing them within the trunk of their unmarked police automotive, sources mentioned.
A lieutenant was additionally caught stopping by and consuming, sources mentioned.
The state of affairs unraveled when a live performance employee requested who the detectives had been after which referred to as in uniformed officers, in keeping with sources.
A minimum of three detectives allegedly drank liquor whereas on the Electrical Zoo music competition in September.Electrical Zoo
McGee was not on the competition, however he was amongst these transferred out of the precinct within the wake of the scandal. A complete of 20 officers and supervisors had been booted from the bureau, some positioned on modified responsibility.
“As leaders there’ll all the time be individuals beneath your command who fall down,” Sewell and Essig mentioned within the assertion. “True leaders take duty and personal the great and the dangerous; they wish to be held accountable, typically at nice value to themselves.”
It went on to say “These are the individuals we would like: supervisors who willingly step ahead and settle for duty for the actions of others…Deputy Chief Brian McGee is such a frontrunner.”
The NYPD Inner Affairs bureau and the Manhattan District Legal professional’s workplace are investigating.