Suffolk Cop Arrested for Pointing Gun at Women While Off-duty

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A 32-year-old Suffolk County police officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pointing a handgun at three women while he was off-duty in Patchogue last week, authorities said.

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Gregory Hanrahan is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of second-degree menacing at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said Hanrahan was involved in “an interaction” with the victims “during which he pointed a handgun in their direction” on West Main Street in Patchogue at 1:44 a.m. Nov. 5.

Hanrahan, a two-year member of the department assigned to the Seventh Precinct, was immediately suspended without pay and his handguns were seized, police said. He is also subject of an internal investigation, authorities added.

The officer faces up to one year in jail, three years of probation and a $1,000 fine, if convicted.

The arrest comes after another Suffolk cop was arrested in July for allegedly sexually abused a woman in a police station house, the former police chief was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison last year for beating a suspect and the former district attorney was indicted last month for allegedly helping covering up that beating.