As the politicians in New York continue to push gun control, one of Mayor Bill De Blasio’s staffers, Reagan Stevens, has been arrested on gun related charges, thanks to the creepy “Shot Spotter” device employed by the NYPD. In a story rife with irony, Stevens works as the “Deputy Director, Youth & Strategic Initiatives, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice“, according to her LinkedIn page, and was previously the “Deputy Director, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Task Force, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.”
According to NBC New York:
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“A high-level deputy director in Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice was arrested on weapons charges this weekend, police say.
Reagan Stevens, the Deputy Director of Youth and Strategic Initiatives, was charged along with two men after officers found the trio in a vehicle with a loaded handgun late Saturday night, according to police.
Officers were responding to ShotSpotter, the NYPD’s bullet-detection system, near the corner of 177th Street and 106th Avenue in Jamaica when police say they found the “suspicious” vehicle double-parked nearby.
The officers found the loaded 9mm handgun in a glove compartment, according to police, who said the weapon holds an eight-round clip but that only three rounds were remaining. Police said it wasn’t immediately clear if the gun had been recently fired.
Stevens, 42, was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a defaced weapon, as were the two men, identified by police as 24-year-old Montell Hughes and 25-year-old Caesar Forbes.”
Reagan Stevens — the Office’s Deputy Director of Youth and Strategic Initiatives — was busted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after cops found the loaded 9mm gun in the glovebox of the 2002 Infiniti double-parked on the corner of 177th Street and 106th Avenue in Jamaica around 10:25 p.m., cops said.
A single shell casing was also found in the car, police sources said.
The gun seized from the Infiniti carries an eight-round clip, but only had three rounds in it when it was found, sources said.
The officers were scanning the area for suspicious activity after the NYPD’s ShotSpotter system detected five gunshots on nearby 109th Avenue around 10 p.m., authorities said.
Surveillance video culled from the scene of the 109th Avenue shooting shows the muzzle flashes of five shots fired from a car.
It wasn’t clear who or what the gunman was targeting.
Stevens — a 42-year-old Brooklyn resident who, according to public records, earns just over $90,000 annually for her work with the city — was sitting in the backseat of the Infiniti when officers approached and found the gun, police said.
According to the official site of the city of New York, “Reagan Stevens is the Deputy Director of Youth and Strategic Initiatives primarily focused on Raise the Age implementation. Prior to that, Ms. Stevens was the Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Action Plan’s Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System Task Force at MOCJ. Before joining MOCJ, Ms. Stevens spent 15 years implementing crime prevention, adolescent diversion programs, and alternatives to incarceration at the Kings County District Attorney’s office. Ms. Stevens is a New York City native, and an alumna of Binghamton University.”