Police brass pulled an about-face on the sergeant who was at the scene of the Eric Garner police chokehold death — first telling her she’s being restored to full duty, then yanking her ID instead when she showed up at police headquarters Friday to get her gun back, The Post has learned.
Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, a 15-year veteran, now remains on desk-duty limbo, nearly two years after Garner’s July 17, 2016 death on a Staten Island sidewalk.
“I think this is indecisiveness on behalf on this department,” complained Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD sergeants union.
“There is clearly a lack of leadership. They’re messing with someone’s life.”
On Thursday, Adonis had been issued a new, laminated NYPD ID card that identifies her has a full-duty sergeant — and she was re-certified at the police shooting range in preparation for getting her gun back, Mullins said.
She showed up at One Police Plaza expecting to learn her new precinct assignment and get her service weapon. Instead, she was told she remains on “modified duty” — and officials took back the ID card, Mullins said.
“The brass has no idea what they’re doing,” he told The Post.
“They’re like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.”
Adonis was never under criminal investigation. But possible departmental charges remain on hold for Adonis — for allegedly failing to supervise the scene — and for accused chokehold cop Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
As recently as April, federal prosecutors were split on whether charges should be leveled in the case.
A police spokeswoman declined to comment on Adonis’ apparent reversal of fortune, saying only, “She remains on modified duty.”
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