Bronx NYPD officer suspended, accused of being drunk on duty

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Friday, December 9, 2016

BEDFORD PARK, Bronx (WABC) -- An NYPD officer was suspended without pay as police investigate allegations he was drunk while on duty Thursday.

New York City officer Richard Evans was deemed "unfit for duty" by a sergeant while at work Thursday in a precinct in Bedford Park, the Bronx.

He was suspended without pay.

Before the suspension, Evans and his partner had responded to a report of domestic violence. A civilian at the scene complained that Evans was drunk.

When Evans returned to the precinct stationhouse, he was declared unfit for duty.

Police said he did not drive a police cruiser at any time while on duty Thursday.

Evans joined the NYPD in July 2001.