- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City detective has been fired and another police official has been reassigned amid a federal corruption probe.

The investigation is examining whether officers accepted gifts and trips from businessmen in exchange for police escorts and other favors.

Police said Wednesday Detective Michael Milici (mih-LEE’-chee) has been fired. He had filed retirement papers after being placed on modified duty March 31. He faced departmental charges for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

Inspector Peter DeBlasio was reassigned to an administrative post. He ran a south Brooklyn patrol unit.

The inspector is not related to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh).

His union tells The New York Times the inspector cooperated fully with investigators.

The paper says Milici’s attorney and union didn’t respond to comment requests.


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