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NYPD Sued By Two New Rochelle Men In Pelham Shooting

Two New Rochelle men are suing the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton for a 2014 off-duty shooting involving officer Brendan Cronin.
Two New Rochelle men are suing the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton for a 2014 off-duty shooting involving officer Brendan Cronin. Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Two New Rochelle men are suing the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton for not cracking down on substance abuse by officers, which they say led to an off-duty shooting in 2014, reports lohud.

Joseph Felice and Robert Borrelli are suing the department for unspecified compensation for the shooting that occurred on April 28, 2014, in which Brendan Cronin, then 27, shot his NYPD-issued gun 14 times into a stopped car in Pelham, with six of the shots hitting Felice while he was on his way home from hockey practice, according to the report.

Borrelli, who was not shot, rushed Felice to the hospital, says lohud.

The lawsuit states that Cronin told investigators he drank 10 drinks at a bar with his supervisor before the shooting, reports lohud.

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