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Cop injured, another reprimanded in Kensington car-hood ride gone wrong

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He has two headaches to worry about.

A police officer could face disciplinary action after he sustained a head injury when a ride on the hood of police cruiser in Kensington went terribly wrong on Monday, sending him to the hospital and prompting higher-ups to suspend Officer Michael Gargano, who was behind the wheel, according to the NYPD.

Officer Ahmed Shuhel was riding facedown on the hood of the squad car as it rolled down Seton Place toward Parkville Avenue shortly after 7:45 am, according to video footage. The possible joyride came to an abrupt end when the cruiser stopped short, pitching Shuhel backward and causing him to bash his head on the pavement, the spokeswoman said.

Responders transported Shuhel to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition, according to a report.

An internal investigation into the incident is underway, and the spokeswoman said Shuhel could face disciplinary action, including a possible suspension, if he is found to be at fault.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Clarity added.
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Reasonable discourse

ty from pps says:
"if he is found to be at fault"

Umm, I think climbing onto the hood of the car is pretty good evidence of that.

Are these ACTUAL suspensions or just vacation time (administrative leave with pay)? I would LOVE to hear Pat Lynch defend this one... more "NYPD culture" like the ticket fixing scandal?
Jan. 6, 2015, 5:18 pm
Ed from Bay Ridge says:
Stupid, immature, unprofessional.

Sheesh, guy(s).
Jan. 7, 2015, 12:55 am
Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
Well at least they didn't try to cover it up, arrest a passerby and charge them with assaulting a police officer...
Jan. 7, 2015, 8:22 am
Rob from NY says:
I hope the police officer recovers quickly.

As for lessons learned, I hope this provides a better appreciation of the damage speed can have on the human body. The driver wasn't going that fast.

Maybe the cops will crack down on reckless drivers a bit more?
Jan. 7, 2015, 10:59 am
any comments from Kensington says:
...is the big guy going to tell his son something not to play police games?
Jan. 7, 2015, 11:19 am
Gerard from Bensonhurst says:
I don't think it's fair to call this a joyride, because the video does not show how the officer actually got on top of the car. The car could have been speeding which led to him jumping on top of it hoping to avoid a bigger accident. Anyway, I hope he has a speedy recovery.
Jan. 7, 2015, 12:06 pm
numbers guy says:
Kensington. So, were these officers from the 7-0?
Jan. 7, 2015, 1:52 pm
Bob from Brooklyn says:
Both are from the 7-0.
Jan. 7, 2015, 4:18 pm
patsy from flatbush says:
This is so totally insane. They need to fire like 80% of the police and have them only make necessary arrests and do nice things for people. It is exhausting to think of how much of a total waste spending city money on the police is.
Jan. 7, 2015, 5:03 pm
Peter Engel from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Gerard from Bensonhurst: are you Pat Lynch?
Jan. 8, 2015, 11:40 am
Peter Engel from Downtown Brooklyn says:
What are a redneck's last words? "Hey Clem, look at this......oh,shiiii...."
Jan. 8, 2015, 11:41 am
jared from south bk says:
Gerard, did you read this story?
CAN you read??
Jan. 8, 2015, 2:04 pm

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