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An off-duty cop assigned to the Critical Response Command has been suspended because he didn't identify himself to officers investigating a Manhattan stabbing his friends were involved in — and now police are trying to determine whether he failed to take any police action, the Daily News has learned.
Officer Ronnie Velez was suspended “for the good of the department,” the NYPD said.
He was questioned by officers who responded Sunday at 6 p.m. to a call about a fight at Seventh Ave. and 21st St.
When officers arrived at the scene, police said, Velez did not identify himself — either as someone with the two groups or as a police officer — until he was pointed out by a man in the group that fought with Velez’s friends.
If they arent required to protect people nor required to stop crimes, why exactly are we employing so many, to generate revenue for the State?