NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A New York City detective assigned to Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail was accused of shooting of an unarmed man.
Police said 46-year-old Leopold McLean was off duty when the incident happened two weeks ago in South Jamaica, Queens. He was with his girlfriend when her ex showed up, apparently violating a restraining order.READ MORE: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor Says
After a confrontation, McLean allegedly shot the man in the leg.READ MORE: Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed After Being Thrown Down Stairs In Williamsburg
Attorney Gilbert Parris said his client did nothing wrong. “The incident itself takes place in a location where the individual shot would not have been, should not have been, and if he wasn’t there according to legal mandate, this incident would’ve never occurred.”MORE NEWS: New York City Begins Offering COVID Vaccine To Students, Parents & Staff At Summer Rising Sites
McLean, who was released on bail, was charged with attempted murder. He’s been suspended from the force pending the outcome of the case.