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NYPD cop shot, killed by fellow officer

We’ve already established being a Tucson cop can be tough.

But try being one in New York City.

One off-duty cop, who was chasing a guy he found trying to rob his car, was shot and killed by a fellow officer, according to The Associated Press.

Off-duty NYPD cop fatally shot by fellow officer, The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A plainclothes policeman who drew his gun while chasing someone he had found rummaging through his car was shot and killed by a fellow officer who was driving by and saw the pursuit, the police commissioner said.

Commissioner Raymond Kelly said 25-year-old Omar J. Edwards died after being shot late Thursday within blocks of the Harlem police station where he worked….

The shooter was white and Edwards was black, a fact that could raise questions about police use of deadly force in a minority community.

In the past three years in the New York City area, there have been two other cases of off-duty policemen being shot and killed by other officers. Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/294922.php

During my time in New York City, several very helpful Brooklyn police detectives came to my rescue when I was being stalked.

Yet I also had some less-than-stellar experience with New York City cops.

So did Abner Louima.

Anyone not familiar with the Louima case needs simply Google: plunger and NYPD.

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