NYPD officer arrested in murder of his friend on Long Island

Long Island NYPD officer charged
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that a rookie NYPD officer has been arrested on a murder charge that occurred on Long Island last week.

Errick Allen, 26,  faces a charge of murder in the second degree in connection to the fatal shooting of his friend 25-year-old Christopher Curro.

"We trust our police officers to protect the safety of New Yorkers, but instead, this individual allegedly betrayed that duty to end another man's life," James said.

"My office is ensuring that justice is served and that no individual is above the law," she added.

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