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Mount Vernon Officer Broke No Law In Gun Incident, Police Official Says

Orville Kitson has been on desk duty since the June incident and police say he will likely face departmental charges
Orville Kitson has been on desk duty since the June incident and police say he will likely face departmental charges Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon police officials are saying that an off-duty cop accused of drunkenly firing his service gun on a city street broke no laws, according to multiple media reports.

Orville Kitson has been on desk duty since the June incident and police say he will likely face departmental charges, but community activist Samuel Rivers is calling for his arrest and a full investigation, claiming that the three-year veteran is getting special treatment because he’s a police officer, according to reports by News 12 and lohud.com.

Deputy Police Commissioner Shawn Harris told News 12 on Wednesday that while the 33-year-old may be hot water jobwise, he didn't commit a crime because West Sanford Boulevard was empty at the time he shot into the air.

Kitson’s wife is also an officer with the Mount Vernon department, lohud.com reported.

To read the News 12 article, click here.

To read the lohud.com article, click here.

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