El oficial de policía de Nueva York asesinado Rivera provenía de una familia inmigrante, said police 'bothered' him growing up in letter

Rivera, 22, recibió un disparo mortal el viernes por la noche en Harlem mientras respondía a una disputa doméstica. Su compañero, Wilberto Mora, 27, resultó gravemente herido y hospitalizado.

“Cuando solicité convertirme en oficial de policía, I knew this was the career for me,” Rivera wrote in aWhy I Became a Police Officerletter to the commissioner of the NYPD’s training academy reviewed by the Post.

(En un elogio desgarrador (Policía de Nueva York))

Coming from an immigrant family, I will be the first to say that I am a member of the NYPD, the greatest police force in the world,” the then-rookie officer wrote.

Rivera grew up in Inwood, a neighborhood on the northernmost part of Manhattan whenthe community’s relationship between the police and community was not great— about a decade into New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, él explicó.

The now-deceased officer went on to describe what he witnessed as an effort by police to change their policies and keep communities safe in achaotic city.

Something as small as helping a tourist with directions, or helping a couple resolve an issue will put a smile on someone’s face,” Rivera wrote, according to the Post.

Sospechoso Lashawn McNeil, 47, is accused of shooting both Rivera and Mora from an apartment bedroom in Harlem after the officers arrived at the location where they were responding to a domestic dispute call.

McNeil was shot by a third NYPD officer after the suspect opened fire, según la policía. He remained in critical condition early Saturday, la policía dijo, after correcting an earlier police report claiming he had died at the scene.

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