NYC Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Fired Amidst Illegal Shooting Investigation

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NYC Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Fired Amidst Illegal Shooting Investigation

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Earlier this month, we revisited the bizarre story of how an aide to anti-gun senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D-CA) was once arrested for impersonating a police officer, with accusations that included wearing a phony uniform, driving a phony police car, and carrying an all-too-real sidearm.

Meanwhile, another prominent anti-gun Democrat on the East Coast is now facing an embarrassing firearm-related episode of his own, having been forced to fire his deputy criminal justice director as police continue to investigate the woman’s possible involvement in an illegal shooting.

New York City is known for its restrictive gun control. It has gained a reputation for punishing unwary travelers who accidentally violate its draconian laws while traveling through the city. In 2017, the Big Apple launched the Office to Prevent Gun Violence, which among other things is tasked with “introduce[ing] technological solutions to prevent gun violence to create safe, empowered and interconnected communities in New York City.”

Ironically, one of those “technological solutions” might have led to the arrest of a senior official in the city’s administration. According to a New York Post article from April, “Reagan Stevens, a deputy director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and two young men were arrested for illegal weapons possession while sitting in a double-parked car near the scene of a Saturday night shooting in Queens ….” The article went on to report, “The trio’s arrest followed a burst of five gunshots that activated an NYPD ‘ShotSpotter’ device in Jamaica at 9:42 p.m.,” and “private surveillance video captured the muzzle flashes of five shots fired from the Infiniti” in which the suspects were located. Officers recovered a “loaded, 9mm semi-automatic pistol with its serial number defaced” from the car’s glovebox, and “there was a spent shell casing on the floor near Stevens’ feet in the rear” of the vehicle.

“The handgun seized by cops has an eight-round magazine and held three cartridges — two in the magazine and one in the chamber,” sources told the Post. Police also reportedly noticed a strong smell of marijuana as they approached the vehicle.

The Post learned this week that Stevens was finally fired from her $90,000-a-year position with New York City in July.  The paper had earlier described her job duties as “implementing a 2017 state law that will raise the age at which kids can be prosecuted as adults for non-violent crimes from 16 to 18.” Stevens herself was 42-years-old at the time of her arrest. Her co-defendants were 24 and 25.

Stevens continues to face two counts of criminal firearms possession. The occupants of the car would not tell police who owned the gun in question.

Kamala Harris might have at least been able to claim that her wayward employee aspired to something worthwhile by imitating a police officer. What Reagan Stevens aspired to by being in that vehicle last April, and by her apparent refusal to cooperate with the police investigation, is not clear.

Most Americans would probably consider this an apt opportunity for officials to give a break to New York City’s already beleaguered law-abiding gun owners and refocus reform efforts closer to city hall, but we’re not holding our breath.


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  • 14 thoughts on “NYC Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Fired Amidst Illegal Shooting Investigation

    1. “sss…not my gun, Man !! We wuz jus setting here and some dumb m f drove by an threw da gun inna our car! Dunno who da m. f. wuz – but it was dark colored car wif Nu Yurk lissenss plate.”

      THAT ought to be enuff to get them all off. Especially if the woman says it. Gotta’ believe ALL women, no matter WHAT they say, don’t we…?

    2. Hmmmmm, 42 year old female and 2 males 24 and 25, smoking pot. Maybe I’m reading something into this, but I see 3 way hookup. Just saying.
      Aside from my sexual misconduct accusations, guns and dope together, wreckless discharge of a firearm are all easily swept under the rug. But a firearm with an altered serial number is a felony offense and let the infamous BATF step in and do their job.

    3. Will all three be prosecuted, or will allowances or “arrangements” be made for the “connects one”? You tell me.

    4. I guess thuggery has no limits, either in gender or in “placement”, the latter referring to the $90 thou salary paid this broad for a makeshift job on, well how about that, big-mouth DeBlasio’s inner circle. It’s all a dirty little circle these corrupt politicians run in, let there be NO DOUBT. This ought to be on a poster somewhere, but for now, I’ll paste it onto Faceplant – it really needs circulation, especially considering the players involved, including by extension that drooling NY governor Cuomo. I have friends in that state, or I’d will it to fall off the continent and float away into the Atlantic, like the infamous garbage barges. How fitting, in fact.

    5. So the Democrats of NYC are employing hood-rats. Not surprising in the least though. Still, it was attempted murder, and even if he didn’t pull the trigger, his silence makes him an accessory. I’m anxious to see how NYC’s gun laws affect one ow their own, too. This case should be watched closely.

    6. T’row da bookadder, HARD.
      SHE of all No Yawkers, ought to know the law.

      I hope fingerprings from the grip of that defaced-number handgun torn out to be HERS, and perhaps some on the spent casings as well. Come on,, NYPD Finest, DO your job this time.

      Any of us get caught even with a non-defaced number handgun in NYC withouht the requisite pack of Mother May I Cards are going to jail for a long time. She should, too, AND her too cool pals.

    7. Federal charges that is a joke. This is a dem-o -rat controlled city only republicans and law full citizens get arrested for such B.S.

    8. Didn’t the original report of this “incident” state that the serial number of the handgun had been defaced or removed? Just checked the original article, yep. Why isn’t the idiot facing federal charges?

    9. What’s the big deal? When Garry McCarthy was in the NYPD he shot out streetlights while drunk on his a**. Everyone knows this and still he was hired as the Chicago PD Chief.

    10. On the bright side, the gun apparently only had 7 rounds in the 8-round magazine, plus one in the chamber. So the SAFE Act works!

      1. @Old 1811 , Your reading comprehension, however, does not work. Actually, the gun still held 3 rounds so that just goes to show you that the SAFE Act had nothing to do with this particular situation.

        1. Right. Three rounds in the pistol, plus the five that had been fired. Eight rounds, total. Seven in the (eight-round) magazine, and one in the chamber.
          (And the whole comment was sarcastic.)

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