2 off-duty cops, 1 civilian NYPD worker busted for drunk driving, hit-and-run, assault in separate incidents

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Two off-duty police officers were arrested for separate road incidents on Friday and an NYPD civilian worker was arrested for assault Saturday, according to police.

The officers were arrested for fleeing the scene of a crash and driving while intoxicated respectively. The civilian worker was arrested for assault.

Officer Jonathan Altamirano, 33, rear-ended a 70-year-old man on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday and fled the scene, officials said. The man suffered neck and back pain.

Altamirano was arrested later that day at 7 p.m. and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury.

He was paid $112,000 by the NYPD last year.

Officer Nerys Ramirez, 40, was pulled over at the intersection of Harlem River Drive and Dyckman Street in Inwood around 5 a.m., officials said.

The officer who pulled her over said she showed signs of intoxication, but she refused to take a breathalyzer test.

She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency tasked with investigating police misconduct, found Ramirez used inappropriate physical force against a Black 18-year-old woman during an illegal stop in 2006.

The NYPD opted not to take any disciplinary action against her. She was paid $116,000 last year.

Lasheakwa Tanksley, a 30-year-old 911 dispatcher, was arrested in Brooklyn’s 70th precinct, which covers Flatbush and Midwood, for assault.

Police were called after she got in a dispute with her sister, according to authorities.

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