Another high-ranking NYPD officer has been stripped of his gun and badge amid a federal probe into whether officers accepted gifts from businessmen.
Inspector Peter DeBlasio -- no relation to the mayor -- has been placed on modified duty in connection with the ongoing investigation, but officials are not detailing why.
Roy Richter, president of the Captains Endowment Association, told DNAInfo: "The inspector has cooperated fully and answered questions presented to him by federal investigators at his home in an early morning unscheduled interview -- weeks ago. Today's action by the NYPD is unexpected."
Ten other high-ranking officers have been placed on modified duty or transferred amid the federal investigation into potential violations of conflict of interest rules and federal criminal laws.
The investigation was launched by the NYPD at the end of 2013. The FBI and Justice Department joined the ongoing inquiry in early 2014, NYPD Commissioner Bratton said.