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Meet the 114th Precinct’s new top cop


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney will draw on his close to 22 years of NYPD experience to lead the 114th Precinct on the right path.

“I’m looking forward to being here at the 114th Precinct, ultimately making it a better place for people to work and live,” Maloney said.

Maloney assumed his position on November 1 and is replacing Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi, who served the 114th Precinct for more than three years and was recently assigned to the NYPD’s Office of the Chief of Department.

“The community has been very supportive, very receptive,” said Maloney. “Everyone has been very welcoming. I’m looking forward to working with them as we go forward.”

The 22-year NYPD veteran said he recognizes the precinct and previous commanding officer’s accomplishments in reducing crime and hopes to continue the trend.

“The 114th is on the right path. Their crime reduction this year is one of the top in the city,” he said. “We’ll continue to build on [that].”

Maloney plans to use his experience from his two years at the NYPD Housing Police Department to focus on reducing crime in the area’s three major public housing projects: the Astoria Houses, Woodside Houses and the Queensbridge Houses.

The new commanding officer is also aware the area has a large nightlife component, for which he plans to balance the concerns of residents and businesses to “make everyone happy as best we can.”

Maloney also plans to work with residents, community leaders and local elected officials to create connections within the neighborhoods.

Before accepting his current position, Maloney was the commanding officer of the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway for more than a year. He also served as the Queens Narcotics Group Captain and spent time at the 61st, 67th, 71st and 85th Precincts in Brooklyn.

The Deputy Inspector was formally welcomed at the 114th Precinct Community Council’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 26 at Ricardo’s, located at 21-04 24th Avenue in Long Island City.

“Everybody speaks highly about the cops here,” he said. “I look forward to building a relationship and getting to know the people of Astoria.”

 

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Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Far Rockaway


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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Police officers shot and critically injured a man in Far Rockaway early this morning, after officials said he aimed a weapon at cops.

The incident started when four officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for assault on the 3rd floor of the Beach 41st Street Houses at 40-20 Beach Channel Drive around 12:40 a.m.

The cops heard screams coming from the stairwell upon entering the building and saw a 25-year-old man with a gun, authorities said.

The officers told the man to drop the weapon, but he fled up the stairs, and then pointed the gun at the cops, according to the police.

One cop fired and struck the man in his torso, officials said, and the man was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he is still listed in critical condition. Officials recovered a 9mm Hi-Point model “C”gun at the scene. Charges are pending.

Two officers were also taken to local hospitals for minor injuries stemming from the confrontation.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Off-duty cop shot in Jamaica


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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An off-duty police officer was shot Sunday night in Jamaica after intervening in a domestic violence dispute.

NYPD Officer Joseph Koch, who is assigned to the 101st Precinct, was leaving a party around 10:00 p.m., when he saw an 11-year-old boy run out of a house on South Road near Inwood Street, shouting that his mother was being assaulted inside, said police.

Koch entered the home, with his gun drawn, and was allegedly attacked by 40-year-old Jose Bernazard.

The two struggled for the officer’s weapon, and three shots were fired. Koch was shot once in the left hand, and Bernazard was shot once in the lower abdomen. The third shot did not strike anyone.

Koch and Bernazard were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where they remain in stable condition, said police.

The domestic violence victim who was injured during the initial dispute was also taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, where she was treated for a laceration to her head.

Bernazard has been charged with assault, criminal contempt, aggravated harassment, burglary, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, police said Monday afternoon.

Updated Monday, June 17, 1:55 p.m.

 

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