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or something else entirely, there is no evidence that this person was in imminent danger of death or grievous bodily harm:

1010WINS.com  - Cop Suspended for Flashing Gun at Unruly LIRR Riders

As a police officer, he should have known better but this should be a reminder to all that concealed is concealed!

Posted: Tuesday, 13 October 2009 8:59AM

Cop Suspended for Flashing Gun at Unruly LIRR Riders

NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) -- Authorities say a New York City police officer has been suspended without pay following his off-duty arrest on charges that he displayed a handgun while trying to quiet unruly train passengers.

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Officer David Hendrick pleaded not guilty Monday in Hempstead to a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon and a lesser charge of menacing. He was held on $2,500 bond or $1,000 cash.

Defense attorney Steve Worth refused comment.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say Hendrick was riding a Long Island Rail Road train to Ronkonkoma Sunday night when he showed his a gun to quiet down four passengers who had attended a New York Rangers game.

The 38-year-old Brentwood resident joined the NYPD 16 years ago and was assigned to the Manhattan Traffic Task Force.
 

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He should have "flashed" his police ID first. Not good for a cop to do this, especially in a very anti-gun town.
 

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He should have "flashed" his police ID first.
Agreed, he should have indentified himself as a LEO and then proceeded based on response. Doesnt sound like a veteran move to me.
 

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There's got to be more to this story than that.

How does an off-duty LEO get charged with illegal possession of a firearm? Interesting...
 

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if he is found guilty of this felony charge, is he done being a cop? can you be a LEO if you have a felony conviction anywhere in the country.
 

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Flashing, brandishing and intimidating is a stupid thing to do no matter who you are in my book! :yup:
 

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Strange move for sure. May have been having a very bad day, fueling his bad judgment.
 

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In MN statutes:

Whoever does any of the following commits an assault...
commits an act with intent to cause fear in another of
immediate bodily harm or death...

That could include the mere exposure of a concealed weapon by uncovering. And I thought flashing meant something else.
 

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I wonder what these guys were actually doing. I bet this was a hard lesson learned.
 

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Something doesn't smell quite right here, I'd like to hear the rest of the story?
 

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Something doesn't smell quite right here, I'd like to hear the rest of the story?
That's what I was thinking. Why didn't he just ID himself? (What was he doing...where he couldn't do that?)
 

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I am suprised the responding LEOS didnt try to hush this up.
 

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yea..... maybe the police arn't allowed to have weapons...... kinda like the UK!!
It IS new york after all..........on maybe new jeresy..........oh shoot...... i get those two so mixed up when it comes to gun laws..........
 

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Hmm... Sounds like a "spun" story to me, I'd like to see further details:

Cop who pulled gun on LIRR says he was attacked

An off-duty New York City police officer who was arrested after he allegedly pointed his gun at a group of passengers on a Long Island Rail Road train said he was defending himself from unruly hockey fans "out for blood" who attacked him.

NYPD Officer David Hendrick, 38, of Brentwood, told News 12 Long Island that he identified himself as a police officer and warned a group of LIRR patrons twice to stop harassing other passengers.

-- VIDEO: Off-duty cop speaks out on his LIRR arrest

MTA police said their initial investigation showed that Hendrick was trying to quiet down hockey fans returning from a New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden.

"It started out with cursing, disrespecting people, drinking," Hendrick said.

Hendrick gave the group an ultimatum when they ignored him and continued drinking alcohol, smoking and harassing riders: calm down or he would escort them from the Ronkonkoma-bound 9:17 p.m. Sunday train, he said in the interview.

He said he told the group, "You have two choices. Stop the drinking, stop the cursing, stop the smoking, the disrespect by everybody, or I escort you off the train."

A fight then broke out, Hendrick said.

"A rumble ensued. I had my gun on me. They were coming at me. We were fighting, throwing blows . . . I pulled out my gun, pointed it at the subjects. It was two against one. They were out for blood, and that's why I pulled out my gun on the subjects."

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Brandon Dubinsky John Tortorella Sean Avery Marian Gaborik Henrik Lundqvist "By God's grace and mercy and love, I was able to put that gun aside," he said.

MTA and Nassau police arrested Hendrick at the Mineola station, MTA police said.

Hendrick pleaded not guilty Monday in Nassau District Court in Hempstead to second-degree criminal possession of a loaded weapon, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

A judge set bond at $2,000 and cash bail at $1,000.

If convicted, Hendrick faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Nassau District Court Judge Andrea Phoenix also issued orders of protection for four passengers.

Hendrick's attorney, Stephen Worth of Manhattan, did not return a call for comment. NYPD officials said Hendrick had been suspended without pay.

Hendrick was contrite in the video.

"Unfortunately, it might have not been the best thing to do," he said.


Well now, that sounds MUCH different. Why is he getting the shaft on this then?
 

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This just solidifies my desire to not get involved in stuff when I am not "on the clock".

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Shouldnt he as a LEO be covered under the Federal LEOSA of 2004? Which means the second-degree criminal possession of a loaded weapon charge go's away?
 
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