NYPD Officer Who Shot Man in Back Won’t Be Fired

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) take part in a promotion ceremony attended by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Police Headquarters on January 27, 2012 in New York City. Kelly appeared in the film "The Third Jihad" Muslim groups are asking him to step down, saying that the film they depicts Islam and its followers in a bad light. The film was shown to hundreds and maybe thousands of NYPD officers for training purposes. Commissioner Kelly refused to answer questions relating to rape allegations involving his son, TV host Greg Kelly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images2012 Getty Images

Despite a judge’s recommendation that the cop who paralyzed an unarmed man in 2008 should have his job terminated, the cop is back on full duty — but sans gun, which is probably for the best. Ray Kelly made his decision based on “the totality of the circumstances and the otherwise good disciplinary history of the officer,” a spokesperson said. A report yesterday showed that in 30 shootings by local police last year, including 14 that were accidental and 16 fatal, just one officer has been disciplined.