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Authorities: Cop suspended after losing gun to hooker in East New York

October 03, 2018 - 1:09 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A woman is under arrest for allegedly stealing an off-duty NYPD officer's car with his gun in the front seat.

Authorities say the woman is a prostitute and officer Ali Sheppard had just hired her. The two were on their way to a motel in East New York, Brooklyn when he stopped at an ATM.

That's when the woman jumped in the driver's seat and drove off. She didn't get far.

Cops say the car was recovered a little while later and the woman was taken into custody.

"He'll be facing some disciplinary action and we're working on the investigation," Police Commissioner James O'Neill said.

Officer Sheppard, a 13-year-veteran, has been suspended without pay for 30 days.