NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Officer Baimadajie Angwang is due in Brooklyn court to appeal a decision that’s keeping him behind bars pending his trial on spying charges.

The 33-year-old is accused of acting as an intelligence agent of the Chinese government.

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He worked out of the 111th Precinct in Bayside, Queens before his arrest back in September.

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Prosecutors say he’s a flight risk.

Angwang faces up to 55 years in prison if convicted.

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