Cop Chokes Up Recounting Night He Shot Unarmed National Guardsman

The NYPD detective who gunned down an unarmed National Guardsman…

The NYPD detective who gunned down an unarmed National Guardsman during a car stop choked up before a Queens grand jury as he expressed his condolences to his victim’s family, New York has learned.
“The last thing I ever wanted to do was take a life,” Detective Hassan Hamdy told the grand jury last Thursday at Queens Supreme Court, where he provided a detailed account of the events that ended with the death of Noel Polanco, 22.

Polanco was shot on Oct. 4 after he was pulled over by two NYPD Emergency Services vehicles for driving wildly in and out of traffic on the Grand Central Parkway after a night out with friends in a Queens nightclub. An autopsy found he had been drinking.
Hamdy, a 14-year veteran and ex-Marine, appeared before the 23-member panel that will decide if he was justified in firing the single shot or if he should face trial on a manslaughter charge.

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