New York City Police Department

Press Release | 2008-028

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 028
Wednesday, July 16, 2008



New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today restored to full duty a detective who was placed on modified assignment after a police-involved shooting on Sunday

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today restored to full duty a detective who was placed on modified assignment after a police-involved shooting on Sunday.

"At grave personal risk, Detective Ivan Davison took appropriate and courageous police action to end an imminent threat of death or serious injury to himself and others. He demonstrated what many have come to expect of New York City police officers, on duty or off; that is selfless dedication to duty." Commissioner Kelly said.

The new policy of mandated alcohol testing in certain police-involved shootings was never intended to require an automatic change of duty status, Commissioner Kelly said. "Alcohol test results are weighed as part of the totality of circumstances in such cases," he said.

"We said from the beginning that it would be possible to have cases where officers might test positive for alcohol use, and also be found to have taken appropriate police action. This is the first such case," Commissioner Kelly said.

Commissioner Kelly also said that "As the shooting was investigated, witnesses were located and the facts became known, it became apparent that the shooting was within department guidelines."



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