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Monday, July 26, 2004

[NY] Brooklyn Officer Rivera arrested for assault, tampering, false report

Monday, July 26, 2004
[News Excerpts] Jeffrey Rivera, 23, of Jamaica, Queens, a New York City Police Officer who was assigned to the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn allegedly accidentally shot and wounded his girlfriend's 18-year-old sister. He was arrested on charges of assault, criminal tampering and filing a false report, police said... Police said the wounded woman was taken to Jamaica Hospital in guarded condition. She is the sister of a woman with whom the officer has a child... [Queens District Attorney Richard] Brown said that the complaint alleges that the defendant at 2:36 a.m. called 911, identified himself as a Police Officer and stated that he had been cleaning his handgun, that it accidentally went off and that he shot his sister-in-law. The District Attorney said that the complaint further alleges that later on July 22, 2004 a court authorized search warrant drafted by the District Attorney's Homicide Investigations Bureau was executed and the NYPD Crime Scene Investigation Unit recovered a disassembled 9 mm semiautomatic pistol and that no materials utilized to clean a pistol were observed... Brown said, "The defendant -- a recent Police Academy graduate -- is alleged to have recklessly shot and seriously injured his girlfriend’s 18-year-old sister and then to have tried to deceive police by disassembling the weapon... Fortunately, the victim survived her brush with death"...
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Monday, July 19, 2004

[NYPD] Unnamed Brooklyn Detective stabbed by her ex

Brooklyn: Detective Stabbed In Her Home
New York Times
By Marc Santora (NYT);
Compiled by Diego Ribadeneira
July 19, 2004
A police detective was stabbed in the back at her Sunset Park home yesterday by her live-in companion, investigators said last night. The detective, whose identity was not disclosed, was treated at Lutheran Medical Center and released. The police identified her assailant as Gerard Emer, 40, who was arrested at the scene and charged with assault, criminal weapons possession and menacing... The detective escaped after being stabbed at least twice in the back, they said, and Mr. Emer was taken into custody after a brief standoff with arresting officers when he refused to leave the home. Marc Santora (NYT)

New York Cop Stabbed In The Back By Ex
New York Post, on Officer.com
Tatiana Deligiannakis
July 18th, 2004
July 18, 2004 -- An off-duty cop in Brooklyn was stabbed in the back by the father of her child yesterday ' who then ordered neighbors not to help the wounded officer, police and witnesses said. The unnamed officer, whose wounds were not considered life-threatening, was dropping off her 14-year-old son at around 3:45 p.m. at the boy's father's apartment on 40th Street in Sunset Park when an argument broke out.... 40-year-old Gerard Emer, allegedly plunged a utility knife into the cop's back... he barricaded himself from responding officers and threatened to harm himself, police said. Hostage negotiators brought the couple's son to the scene to help talk the man out... After two hours, Emergency Service cops used "nonlethal measures" to subdue Emer, who was handcuffed and brought to a hospital for evaluation...
A police source and neighbors indicated there was a history of domestic disputes between Emer and the officer,
who maintains a separate residence in Brooklyn and has custody of their son... Emer was placed under arrest and the cop was treated and released from an area hospital.
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