Vargas is a member of the department’s Gun Violence Suppression Division, tasked with taking illegal guns off the streets.
The lawsuit marks the first time the empire state’s AG has ever sued the city’s police force.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea – the leader of America’s largest police force – has tested positive for COVID-19, the agency said.
The NYPD on Thursday named Juanita Holmes the department’s chief of patrol, making her the highest ranking woman in city police history.
The NYPD patrol vehicle that fatally struck Sophia Gomez was speeding down Pelham Parkway at nearly 60 miles per hour when the crash happened, Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
Police in the Bronx are routinely seen in public not wearing masks, despite the borough experiencing higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the rest of the city during much of this year.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea defended Thursday’s operation targeting peaceful protestors in the Bronx, claiming his department had intelligence demonstrators intended to “destroy property, injure cops and to cause mayhem.”
A 23-year veteran of the force, Cedric Dixon is the third NYPD employee to die from the virus, authorities said.
A notorious Bronx drug market run out of a bakery was shut down, and 14 dealers who helped operate it arrested Wednesday, prosecutors said.