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NYPD Officer Threatened Ex-Wife From Car in Front of Her Home, DA Says

By Nicholas Rizzi | October 4, 2017 1:35pm

CASTLETON CORNERS — A NYPD officer was arrested Monday after he violated a judge's restraining order by driving up to his ex-wife's house and making his fingers into a the shape of a gun and pointing at her, prosecutors said.

John Gamba, 39, drove up to his ex-wife's residence near Slosson Avenue and Ellsworth Place at about 1:30 p.m. and flipped her off from the car, according to the criminal complaint. He then mimicked a gun with his hand and pointed it toward her, which violated a prior order of protection out against him.

Gamba was arrested hours later and charged with criminal contempt and harassment at his Tuesday arraignment, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said. He was released without bail.

Contact information for his lawyer was not immediately available.

A spokesman for the NYPD could not say Wednesday if Gamba faced any disciplinary action since the arrest.