Two off-duty police officers among three NYPD employees were arrested

Two off-duty police officers were arrested in separate street incidents in the city on Saturday – one for escaping after a fender flare and the other for driving while intoxicated, police said.

A third NYPD employee, a civilian, was hit by an assault in another arrest Sunday, police officers said.

Off-duty officer Jonathan Altamirano, 33, was driving down Roosevelt Avenue in Queens around 3:50 a.m. Saturday when he followed another vehicle and exited the scene, police said.

The 70-year-old man who was in the 2021 Toyota sedan that struck Altamirano suffered from neck and back pain, police officers said.

Altamirano was arrested around 7 p.m. and charged with leaving the scene of the accident, which caused injuries, according to police.

Off-duty officer Nerys Ramirez, 40, was then pulled over around 5 a.m. at Harlem River Drive and Dyckman Street in Inwood, Manhattan, police officers said.

She showed signs of intoxication but declined to take a breath test to measure her blood alcohol levels, authorities said.

Ramirez was charged with drunk driving, drunk driving and refusing to take a breathalyzer, police officers said.

Also on Sunday, NYPD civilian employee Lasheakwa Tanksley, a police communications technician, was arrested in Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct and charged with assault after an argument with her sister, police officers said.

Tanksley, 30, was arrested at 3:42 a.m., police said.

Police had no details about the dispute or the attack.

None of the three NYPD employees could be reached by phone. Two off-duty police officers among three NYPD employees were arrested


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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