To the Editor: There has been much justified criticism on these pages directed at State Attorney General Letitia James for lumping cops who respond to violent incidents at protests with those who attack peaceful protesters.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea is right to defend those cops who acted correctly. But the flip side is his refusal to fire cops whose actions were inexcusable.
That includes Officers Wing Hong Lau and Wael Jaber, who responded to a domestic violence call in Brooklyn on Dec. 22, 2017 without ever getting out of their car. One hour later, the 22-year-old woman who made the call, Toni Wells, was found strangled to death.
The officers would be suspended without pay for 30 days and later put on dismissal probation. They remain on the force today. The article on this by Kerry Burke and Graham Rayman appeared in the Feb. 8 Daily News.
Detective Gregory Howard, who sexually assaulted and exposed a confidential informant, was docked 40 vacation days but remains on the force (see Mr. Rayman's Feb. 12 article).
I think it would be obvious that all three officers should be fired and Howard should be prosecuted. The fact that they remain on the force indicates that Shea should be fired.
Retired transit worker
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