Ex-NYPD officer from Long Beach sentenced to up to 4 years in prison for firing gun into ocean

A former NYPD officer from Long Island has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for firing a gun into the ocean in Long Beach.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2022, 10:32 PM

Updated 677 days ago

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A former NYPD officer from Long Island has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for firing a gun into the ocean in Long Beach.
David Afanador pleaded guilty in March to firing the loaded gun several times near Franklin Boulevard and Ocean Beach Park while drinking with friends.
The 41-year-old Long Beach man was not legally allowed to possess a weapon.
Afanador was arrested in 2020 for allegedly using an illegal chokehold on a Black man on Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
He was also acquitted in 2016 on charges that he pistol-whipped a teenage suspect.
A co-defendant in the case, Jennifer Sonnic of Long Beach, is also facing weapons charges. Her case is pending.


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