One of the New York Police Department’s very own captains has come to terms with being at fault for an incident that occurred back in Sept. 2013. Captain McCaughey pleaded guilty on Thursday (Oct. 8), on charges of improper force, abuse of authority, and discourtesy after an incident transpired due to ending up four blocks away from their correct called address, the New York Daily News reports.
McCaughey handcuffed a 13-year-old in Brooklyn after pointing his service revolver in the direction of the teenager and the 12-year-old that the innocent minor was playing tag with. The police officer proceeded by yelling, “Motherf***er, get on the ground!” to them both.
After attempting to arrest the teen involved, the mother of the 12-year-old arrived to break up the cop’s wrongful actions who came to realize, with his partner, that they were indeed at the wrong address they were originally supposed to be at in the first place. As a result of McCaughey’s guilty plea, the cop will face a loss of 30 days total vacation as he reportedly spent some time to unsuccessfully convince the court to knock it down to only 18 days.