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NYPD Deputy Chief Reassigned Amid Federal Corruption Probe

By  Michael P. Ventura and Murray Weiss | April 13, 2016 10:57am 

 Deputy Chief Andrew Capul
Deputy Chief Andrew Capul
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MANHATTAN — Deputy Chief Andrew Capul, the executive officer of the NYPD's Patrol Borough Manhattan North, was placed on administrative duty Wednesday in connection to the ongoing federal probe into corruption at the NYPD and City Hall, the NYPD said. 

It was not immediately clear what investigators found to prompt Capul's removal.

But Roy Richter, president of the Captains Endowment Association, which represents Capul, defended his client's reputation.

"I am confident Deputy Chief Capul is not a target of the FBI probe. He has been fully cooperative with every aspect of their inquiry," Richter said Wednesday. "Chief Capul is a dedicated and hard-working police commander. This administrative action sullies his unblemished career record. I look forward to the end of the federal investigation, which prevents an appropriate defense of our police commander's hard-earned good reputation."

DNAinfo New York previously reported that Capul was reassigned in 2010 from his former post as commanding officer of upper Manhattan's 34th Precinct because of rising crime rates.

Capul was also punched in the face during an Eric Garner protest march back in 2014, the Daily News reported.

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