NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer assigned to the mayor’s security detail has been placed on desk duty after he shot someone.

Police said Wednesday that officer Leopold McLean was stripped of his gun and badge while the internal affairs bureau investigates the incident.

Authorities say the officer was in a confrontation his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend after he turned up at her home in violation of a restraining order.

The confrontation ended with the ex-boyfriend being shot in the leg. He was expected to recover. McLean was off duty at the time.

McLean has been on the force 17 years. He was assigned to the team of officers that performed security sweeps at locations scheduled to be visited by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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