N.Y.P.D. Officer’s Latest Job Ends After Two-Year Suspension The latest police officer in the Bronx has been fired after a three-year tenure.
Police Commissioner William Bratton fired Officer John Murgatroyd on Thursday after the officer was caught on video on a public sidewalk berating a man for parking illegally in a handicapped space and cursing at him, police said.
Police said Murgotroyd was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The officer has been with the department for more than 10 years.
He joined the department in 2005.
“Officer Murgottoy was terminated for the alleged failure to comply with departmental policy regarding use of the sidewalk and for failing to maintain the level of respect exhibited by the public while on duty,” police said in a statement.
The department said it was not immediately available for further comment.
A third officer, Officer David Gertz, resigned in September after he was caught using a cellphone while on patrol.
He had been with New York City Police since 2014.
The New York Police Department had no comment.
The mayor has also launched a public inquiry into the incident.