Published by on Jul 24, 2021 | Assault
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On Friday, July 23, 2021, at 1746 hours, the following 36-year-old male off-duty New York City employee was arrested and charged within the confines of the 111th Precinct in Queens.

Arrested:

James Kennedy
FDNY Firefighter

Charges:

  • assault;
  • harassment;
  • sexual abuse;
  • unlawful imprisonment.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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The New York City Police Department is releasing today body-worn camera footage from an officer-involved shooting, that occurred on April 03, 2021 within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

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