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Cop receives 7 years for shooting unarmed man

Cop receives 7 years for shooting unarmed man

SOUTH JAMAICA — A city cop with 19 years on the force was sentenced to seven years in jail last week for shooting an unarmed man in 2010 while off duty, the district attorney said.

Leopold McLean, 48, was sentenced June 13 to seven years in state prison by Queens Supreme Court Justice James Griffin after he was convicted on two charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment, the DA said.

According to trial testimony, McLean met his victim at the home of a mutual acquaintance Nov. 15, 2010.

The victim ran away when McLean pulled out a gun, Brown said, and the off-duty cop shot him once in the rear end.

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