NYPD captain pleads guilty to improper use of force for pulling gun on two kids playing tag (30 Day Hit)
Oct 8 15 12:49 PM
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NYPD captain pleads guilty to improper use of force for pulling gun on two kids playing tag
NYPD Capt. Brian McCaughey will lose 30 paid vacation days because he pleaded guilty to a 2013 incident in which he pulled a gun and screamed at two kids who were playing tag on a Brooklyn street.
An NYPD captain pleaded guilty Thursday in a 2013 incident where he swore and pulled a gun on two youths as the pair harmlessly played tag on a Brooklyn street.
Capt. Brian McCaughey appeared before the Civilian Complaint Review Board to face charges of improper use of force, abuse of authority and discourtesy for screaming at 13-year-old Kesean Smalls, a police source said.
“Motherf-----, get on the ground!” McCaughey reportedly shouted with his gun pointed at the teen.
At a One Police Plaza hearing, McCaughey pleaded guilty and agreed to accept the loss of 30 paid vacation days as his penalty.
McCaughey, a 13-year police veteran, hoped to reduce the loss to 18 vacation days.
The incident dates to Sept. 13, 2013, when McCaughey was a lieutenant in the 79th Precinct.
McCaughey, 37, commander of the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m shift, encountered the two small boys when they were playing tag outside 302 Quincy St.
The 5-foot-6, 96-pound Smalls was goofing around with his pal Jahniel Hinds, 12, who stood 4-foot-9 and weighed just 88 pounds, when McCaughey — older, bigger, stronger and pointing a gun — approached the pair.