Report: NYPD sergeant placed on modified duty for allowing subordinate to drive drunk

Richard Evans showed up late to his midnight shift on Dec. 8, prosecutors say.

Richard Evans showed up late to his midnight shift on Dec. 8, prosecutors say. (2/17/17)

THE BRONX - A NYPD sergeant from the Bronx has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on modified duty after he was accused of allowing a subordinate to drive drunk.

The New York Daily News reports that Sgt. Armando Colon was placed on modified duty and assigned to a desk job.

Colon is accused of letting Officer Richard Evans drive while drunk on duty on Dec. 8.

Evans was indicted on drunken driving charges after responding to a noise complaint at an apartment in the Bronx. 

Witnesses at the scene told police Evans was stumbling around an apartment for 30 minutes and slurring his words.

Colon could face departmental charges for allowing Evans to leave the scene, according to the report. 

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