Ray Kelly's Gulag

Get on the NYPD commissioner's secret list, and you're going nowhere

The list goes beyond transfers and exhibits an amazing level of detail about the personal lives of officers in the NYPD. It even includes the names of police officers who are married to other police officers. Kelly keeps tabs on female officers who are pregnant. And it lists the names of officers referred for substance-abuse counseling or psychiatric help.

The list also notes where certain officers can or can't be transferred. For example, according to the spreadsheet, a sergeant was moved out of the Organized Crime Control Bureau on the orders of Internal Affairs chief Charles Campisi. (The Voice is withholding the name of the sergeant.) The notation reads: "Do not assign to Brooklyn or Queens." The reason for this is unclear.

Another entry indicates that Assistant Chief Joseph Cunneen ordered that Sergeant Steven McGuire be transferred to a command near his house. "Move closer to home AC Cunneen," the entry for McGuire reads.

That entry sounds an awful lot like Cunneen was doing a favor for McGuire, and Kelly went along with it.

And the list notes, in several instances, officers who shouldn't be assigned in the same precinct with one another, presumably because they had some kind of personal clash.

Kelly, insiders say, doesn't like people coming directly to him to ask for favorable transfers for a protégé, nor does he like people using backdoor connections to win transfers.

Just two weeks ago, as the Daily News reported, Kelly ignored letters from State Senator Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. asking him to appoint Lieutenant Robert Gonzalez as head of training.

Instead, Kelly selected James O'Keefe, who held the job during the mid-1990s. He described O'Keefe as someone who met the highest possible standards. He never interviewed Gonzalez, the News reported.

For his part, Gonzalez was miffed that he didn't get the interview, telling the News, "It would have been nice to be granted an interview and taken seriously."

Similarly on a number of occasions, the list shows, Kelly has rejected transfer requests in ways that appear to reject favoritism. For example, when Detective Denise Marcano was up to transfer to the Real Time Crime Center, where cops monitor crime trends, Kelly himself turned her down. The spreadsheet notes: "Disapproved by PC. Has to go through channels."

That entry suggests that someone tried to bring Marcano in through the back door, and Kelly rejected it.

Other cases in which Kelly rejects transfers are less clear. Kelly "disapproved" the transfer of Officer Denise James from the 60th Precinct to Homeless Outreach.

He also rejected the transfer of Officer Timothy Hennessey from the transit bureau to the elite Regional Intelligence Support Center.

Another cop was about to go to the elite Major Case Squad, but that, too, was rejected by Kelly.

Sergeant Edward Babington's impending transfer from the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn to the Public Security Section was also stopped cold by Kelly, as was John Cronin's transfer to the Manhattan Traffic Task Force.

Another curious entry in the list is for Officer Reginald Jones. The entry states: "When receive paper from PC, transfer for cause to a busy lower Bronx precinct."

Evidently, Jones transgressed in some way, and he's being punished by being sent to a place where he'll have to work harder.

The use of penalty transfers and freezing cops in place rather than firing them shows another side of Kelly, insiders say. "He doesn't want to fire cops," a source says. "He would rather stick you somewhere to teach you a lesson, and then if you straighten up, you can come back. He actually wants to give you a second chance."

Indeed, from January 2011 through the end of August, Kelly fired just two of 147 officers found guilty of civilian-complaint-related disciplinary infractions. In 2010, he fired no officers from cases referred by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

That hesitancy to fire officers can generate controversy. One cop who beat a fellow officer with a beer mug wasn't fired. Instead, he was sent into VIPER for a couple of years and then into reinstatement training to see if he was ready to return to enforcement duties.

A cop critical of the handling of this officer's case says: "The NYPD should have gotten rid of him sooner. Instead, his pension keeps getting bigger."

Another cop, accused of making complaint reports disappear and stalking his commander's wife, also wasn't fired. Instead, he was sent to VIPER and left there. When he retires, he'll cost the city more than he would have had he been fired.

A captain, meanwhile, accused of assaulting a female officer wasn't fired for that attack. He kept his job and his salary and is assigned to nonenforcement duties.

There's also a police officer who gets his full salary for signing in and then trudging off to work a second job as a doorman at a downtown building.

A fourth cop was caught moving steroids from Canada to the U.S. He was subsequently promoted to lieutenant.

Kelly also labels some officers "not suitable" for certain commands. The entry for a sergeant named Kevin Finegan reads: "Not suitable for assign to OCCB [the Organized Crime Control Bureau], returned to 43rd Precinct as per PC."

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pcasa
pcasa

Wow, the liberal media just could not wait to give Ray Kelly his horns so they could justify their idiotic backing of DeBlasio and his plan to fire Kelly for no apparent reason...well other than he is a bully who does not like him, or like stop and frisk, or the Yankees, or apparently a safe city for that matter.  I just don't get it?  Why will this guy be mayor on Jan 1st? Why were NY voters...whom I consider some of the smartest people on the planet, bamboozled by this guy who just has cute kids.  Most of his major policy stances are opposite to the way we have been making strides in fighting crime, poverty, economic development, health care, education reform and overall well being and general pride in their city.  20 years worth.  All down the tubes.  And for what?  Change? We tried that...twice.  I'm flabbergasted and really hope Im wrong...but really hope 4 years does NOT destroy a city!   

ems324
ems324

I don't think Ray Kelly should be overstepping his subordinates, because it seems like Kelly doesn't have the balls to enforce officers who deserve to be fired.  Instead, he's made a list of officers who have petty bullshit transgressions.  I think it's ironic how Kelly made this list and punishing these officers for things they've done wrong, yet what Kelly is doing is against department policy.  Kelly is running the NYPD like a dictatorship.  He's a civilian employee, he is not a swore member of the dept.  The Chief of Dept should be deciding who should be punished or transferred.  I don't think this list should exist because it's discriminating against officers.  If an officer should be fired then fire him, if there should be a disciplinary action taken then take the appropriate actions; the officer shouldn't be sent to different Pct or a division that "bad cops" go for punishment.  Kelly is running the NYPD like Hoover ran the FBI.  Hoover would send agents to assigned areas where he knew that those agents would never be a problem or embarassmeent to the agency again.  I think it's time that Ray Kelly take his retirement and leave.  Hopefully DeBlasio will recommend someone else to head the NYPD. 

Nick D
Nick D

Hopefully Anthony Bologna is on the sh*tlist. And I think he assigns the worst cops to Zuccotti Park as "punishment". The NYPD has been nothing but helpful to me everywhere but at Zuccotti Park.

As for the cop who gave a DUI to the Hoboken city councilman, why should he be taken off traffic duty for that? He should be commended for not letting him off with a warning. No matter who you are, if you drive drunk you should be treated the same as everyone else who drives drunk.

Johnqcitizen
Johnqcitizen

post the list, the people on it have a right to know that they're being denied career advancement without just cause

Connie Kosuda
Connie Kosuda

best idea ever - post the whole list - make it public - start a shit storm - blow Kelly's cover - embarrass Bloomie - couldn't be better!!!

Zookeeper
Zookeeper

Well, it is certainly a "shit-list" but with the unfathomably low level character of most NYPD cops, what do you expect? Instead of NYPD being a well-trained, highly-disciplined force that uphold the law and have the ability to do so with integrity and intelligence, we have a shower of ill-trained, corrupt and angry shit protecting the city. They are an army of thugs. Kelly, as their General, ought to be on the list himself, but I suppose the City needs someone like him to keep a lid on the uniformed terrorists that are so-called "New York's Finest". White shirt abuse at OWS would be the least of our troubles if there wasn't the constant fear of the "Disapproved by PC" list. So, I find myself feeling strangely grateful; what else can be done with an untrainable group?

ibivi
ibivi

The NYPD is not unique in having a shit list. It is pretty much SOP in most companies. If you get on it for being anti-management, union activity, speaking out about policies, etc, etc you will never be promoted, you will never be transferred, you will never be selected for special projects and they are just waiting for you to screw up so that they can fire you for just cause. If you realize that you are on such a list look for work elsewhere asap.

Red_Eye_Girl_4434
Red_Eye_Girl_4434

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Pissedoff
Pissedoff

I agree the whole list should be posted as public info so officers can contact the union and put pressure on a department that portrays all its subordinates as corrupt, when in fact, the corrupt ones are the ones who have no one over them.

Leonard
Leonard

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Leonard
Leonard

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Ramin
Ramin

Post the whole list! First name, last initial, rank and command.

The Truth
The Truth

So do you have evidence that Ray Kelly personally reviewed and approved of the favorable transfer for Tony Baloney after he pepper sprayed those women?

ems324
ems324

@Johnqcitizen I couldn't agree with you more.  I don't think that Kelly expected this list to go public.  I hope the list is made public because all those officers are going to have a class action suit against Kelly, the city and the NYPD. 

delmont88
delmont88

Wow, you immediately impeached your credibility and reveal yourself as a cretin and cop-basher when you preamble with "...low level character of MOST NYPD cops." Quite funny that when you write that you come off with a low level of intelligence and a high level of hatred of cops.

Sekayi
Sekayi

You obviously know very little (slim to nothing ) about the nypd except your personal experience with a hand full of cops and reading the good ole "reliable" newspapers! If the public doesnt respond to courtesy, professionalism and respect, then other measures to be taken is most definitely in order

ems324
ems324

@ibivi hold on a second.  You're comparing being a police officer and protecting people from criminals to working at someplace like walmart or some other non-law enforcement company.  that's like comparing apples to oranges.  This doesn't happen in any other Police agency that I know of.  Kelly has been given to much power because he's bloomie's cronie. 

Tc755
Tc755

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SHOW-IS
SHOW-IS

No but your moma do. I never knowd and honest cop. My grany back in the 50s called em no good flat-footed wholagans. I guess there aint much chaged in all these years. Show-is the truth!

ems324
ems324

@SHOW-IS BTW, ITS HOOLIGANS !!!! LEARN HOW TO WRITE AND SPELL

delmont88
delmont88

Did your Grammy also tell you that you're an ignorant fool that should have remained in school after pre-k?

ems324
ems324

@delmont88 ROTFLMAO.  HE MISSED THE CLASS ON SPELLING AND GRAMMAR. 

 
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