Friday, January 27, 2012

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly likely to face reporters in wake of rape allegation against his son

Top cop to appear at promotion ceremony at headquarters

Friday, January 27, 2012, 9:35 AM
  Police Commisioner Raymond Kelly, right, with Mayor Bloomberg at December news conference.

Kevin Hagen for New York Daily News

Police Commisioner Raymond Kelly, whose son has been accused of rape.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is expected to face a barrage of questions about the rape allegation involving his son when he meets with reporters Friday.

Kelly will appear at a promotion ceremony at Police Headquarters at 11 a.m. and typically fields inquiries from the media on the hot stories of the day afterward.

The top cop did not have any public appearances Thursday, when headlines blared that his son, television personality Greg Kelly, has been accused by a paralegal of raping her during an encounter in her downtown office.

The commissioner has said through a spokesman that a man believed to be the accuser’s boyfriend recently confronted the top cop at a public event and accused his son of “ruining my girlfriend's life."

Kelly asked the man to explain what he meant, said the spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.

But the man refused, saying he didn't want to discuss the matter with so many people around. Kelly then suggested the man send him a letter, but Browne said it appears no such letter was ever sent.

The woman went to the 13th Precinct stationhouse Tuesday night and told cops that Greg Kelly had raped her in October.

The NYPD, citing a potential conflict of interest, quickly recused itself from the investigation and turned the matter over to the Manhattan district attorney's office.

The DA's office has its own investigators with arrest powers, but they are considered by some to be less seasoned than their NYPD counterparts.

It was unclear if NYPD investigators assigned to the DA's office have been told not to get involved in the case.

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