“Why are people allowed to be police officers if they don’t know how to handle their weapon?” he asked Monday during an interview with Ebro Darden on radio station Hot 97.

Community leaders in Brooklyn, N.Y., want to ask the mayor and police brass the same thing, as they question the recent assignment of Chief John Chell to head up the Brooklyn North Detective Bureau. It marked the latest high-profile job for a cop who says he accidentally fired his gun in the fatal 2008 shooting of a young Black man.

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NYPD Chief John Chell in a picture celebrating a previous promotion, dated May 3, 2019. (Credit: @NYPD84Pct / Twitter) This article was originally published on Apr 15 at 10:33 p.m. EDT by THE CITY

Mayor Bill de Blasio this week weighed in on the killing of Daunte Wright, a […]


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