Thursday, August 13, 2009

Transit Cop Sentenced for Public Lewdness

Keeps Pension Despite Incident in Kew Gardens Subway

A former NYPD captain will keep his pension despite pleading guilty to public lewdness after he was charged with exposing himself to a man inside a subway station last year.

Transit Bureau Captain Jeffery Klimas pleaded guilty last October to public lewdness and disorderly conduct after a 20-year-old man accused him of exposing himself inside a bathroom in the Union Turnpike subway station while on-duty in May 2008.

On Monday, he was sentenced to a conditional discharge after completing a court-ordered psychotherapy and resigning from the NYPD, according to a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

The victim told police that he was involved in a romantic relationship with Captain Klimas, 52, who is married and has been on the NYPD since 1983. Under the agreement with the district attorney’s office, he is allowed to keep his full pension but lost 11 vacation days he had accrued before his suspension from the force following his arrest.

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