NYPD cop caught on audio allegedly threatening to ‘kill’ underlings as his promotion is clouded in a bullying scandal
- Capt. Kenneth S. Noonan says, ‘People will either acclimate, or I’ll kill them’
- The chief is set for promotion this week, despite cops turning out in protest
- He is accused of treating his men like ‘dirt’ and picking on new officers
A New York captain allegedly threatened to ‘kill’ his juniors as he faces fresh calls to step down amid a bullying scandal.
Captain Kenneth S. Noonan was recorded making the shocking statement while he was serving as a commander at the 123 Precinct on Staten Island in April 2017.
He is to be promoted to deputy inspector this week despite backlash from colleagues.
In the audio recording obtained by the New York Post, Noonan allegedly says during a supervisors meeting: ‘The old culture of the one-two-three precinct is dead – is dead. And anyone who wants to cling to that culture, I’m going to kill at this point, OK?’
Captain Kenneth S. Noonan of 123rd Precinct, Staten Island, who is set to be promoted this week despite bullying allegations he threatened to ‘kill’ underlings
He continues, ‘People will either acclimate, or I’ll kill them.’
The NYPD sergeants union protested outside the the station over the weekend, according to the New York paper.
One unnamed cop told the New York Post: ‘He makes his bones on us and then treats us like dirt.
‘He likes picking on new guys because they don’t know what a crap cop he was.’
Noonan has been criticized for his belligerent pushing of quotas.
NYPD’s 123rd Precinct where protesters gathered on the weekend with trucks bearing slogans opposed to Noonan
The unnamed officer continued: ‘Guy kissed a** to get up the cop ladder. He’s essentially a paper cop, a phony.’
The NYPD refused to comment as trucks bearing slogans against Noonan were parked outside the station.
But the head of Noonan’s union reportedly defended him, saying he had expressed ‘frustration’ over a lack of ‘discipline.’
Noonan has made no comment.