Cop Who Ordered Naked Man Tasered Commits Suicide

Lt. Michael Pigott
Lt. Michael Pigott

UPDATE: Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly confirms suicide was Pigott.

He said that Lieutenant Pigott went to Floyd Bennett Field alone, early in the morning, and entered a locker room, where he gained access to a weapon that was not his: a 9-millimeter Glock. Then, he shot himself in the head, spokesman Paul J. Browne said. His body was discovered in the locker room by a service member who was coming on duty at about 6 a.m.

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Lt. Michael Pigott, the NYC police lieutenant who gave the order to fire a Taser stun gun at a man who then fell to his death in Brooklyn, committed suicide at Floyd Bennett Field early on Thursday.  Pigott, a 21-year veteran of the force, had been placed on modified assignment without his gun and badge after he gave the order to a sergeant to fire the Taser at a Bedford-Stuyvesant man, Iman (Inman?) Morales.

Police will only officially confirm that “a” lieutenant took his own life. But he’s been identified by other police sources as Lieutenant Michael Pigott.

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4 Responses to “Cop Who Ordered Naked Man Tasered Commits Suicide”

  1. Eddie Says:

    Two tragic endies for two families………………………RIP to both of them

  2. Mitur bin Esderty Says:

    It’s a shame, one of the few good cops kills himself.

  3. sobretor Says:

    I recently retired following 45 yeas in law enforcement…taser is one of greatest assets in an officer’s tools in fighting crime..It is a tragedy that Officer Pigott felt as he did and killed himself….that is the only real shame here…he certainly did not intend to kill anyone with the taser…no doubt in my mind politics led to this officer’s death…

  4. Chloe Says:

    The cop should feel guilty for what he did to that man, suicide may have been the wrong way out but i guess the guilt of what he did was too much.

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