Brooklyn, NY – The heads have begun to roll in the continuing NYPD investigation, with longtime community affairs officer, Detective Michael Milici of the 66th Precinct, the first to be officially fired.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton ordered Milici’s dismissal today.
Milici had originally been placed on modified duty when news of the corruption probe first broke and he refused to testify before the grand jury.
The detective was then suspended for declining to cooperate with the inquiry. Shortly thereafter, Milici filed for retirement after 26 years on the job.
To date, 10 NYPD officers, many of them high-ranking and connected to the 66th Precinct in Borough Park and Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, have been caught up in the scandal, and have been reassigned or given modified duty.
“We will go where the truth takes us,” Bratton said. “If I have corrupt cops, we will deal with them and I expect that the vast majority of this department will understand the need to have that investigation.”
Last Friday, the commanding officer of the NYPD Highway Patrol, Inspector Michael Ameri, committed suicide with his own gun following a raid by the Internal Affairs Bureau of the Highway Patrol offices.