NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A deputy director for Mayor Bill de Blasio has been arrested on weapons charges.
City Hall reacted quickly.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
“The employee has been suspended immediately without pay pending investigation. We take these allegations very seriously,” the de Blasio administration said in a statement.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
Police said 42-year-old Reagan Stevens was inside a car in Jamaica, Queens on Saturday night with a loaded 9-millimeter gun.
Two men were also in the car. No one claimed the gun, so all three were arrested, police said.MORE NEWS: Immersive Public Art Installation Now On Display At Domino Park
Until now, Stevens worked in the Office of Criminal Justice, where she fought against trying 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.