Police Commish Ray Kelly Admits Involvement With Anti-Muslim Film, Says He Regrets It

NEW YORK - JULY 13: New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a press conference about Leibby Kletzky, a murdered eight-year-old boy who went missing from the Hasidic neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn, July 13, 2011 in New York City. After a two day search Kletzky's dismembered body was found partially in a suitcase inside a dumpster and partially in a refrigerator in a nearby apartment. Police detectives have taken Levi Aron, 35, into custody in connection to the killing. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images

After copping a flimsy excuse denying his involvement with the explosive anti-Muslim film The Third Jihad that the NYPD used for training purposes, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has admitted through a top aide that he cooperated with the filmmakers and agreed to be interviewed for it in 2007, and was interviewed. He added that it was a mistake. Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne also changed his story after the film’s producer contacted the Times with details of Kelly’s interview. It’s now undisputed that the interview took place at police headquarters in March 2007.

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