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A Honda belonging to a Brooklyn NYPD officer was discovered deserted on the Throgs Neck Bridge — and police try to find out if the cop jumped to his dying from the span, police sources stated Tuesday.
State police discovered the 2014 Honda Civic deserted close to the Bronx aspect of the bridge about 10:15 p.m. Monday. The automobile’s license plates come again to an NYPD officer assigned to a Brooklyn precinct. An NYPD kind was additionally discovered contained in the automobile, a supply stated.
Primarily based on surveillance footage and witness accounts, detectives imagine somebody exited the automobile and jumped from the bridge however it wasn’t instantly clear if the individual was a person or a girl, a supply stated.
Investigators closed off two lanes on the bridge as they carried out an investigation that lasted till 4:15 a.m., a spokesman for MTA Bridges and Tunnels stated Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, a physique had not been recovered from the waters across the bridge. The automobile was in the end towed to the Bronx’s forty fifth Precinct for additional investigation.
The town noticed an increase in police suicides in 2019 and 2020, main the NYPD to step up its psychological well being outreach for cops in misery.
In 2019, the division ordered its officers to finish a compulsory suicide prevention coaching course and is regularly providing psychological well being assets by means of the NYPD’s worker’s help unit, the chaplain’s unit and Police Group Offering Peer Help.