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, DNAInfo.com 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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The NYPD detective who gunned down an unarmed National Guardsman during a car stop…
by Tactical-Life / Feb 5, 2013