A New York City Police officer was suspended without pay Monday following his arrest Sunday on charges that he pointed his gun at a group of passengers on a Long Island Rail Road train while off duty, law enforcement officials said Monday.
Officer David Hendrick, 38, of Brentwood pleaded not guilty Monday in Nassau District Court in Hempstead to charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
He was held on $2,500 bond or $1,000 cash.
If convicted, Hendrick faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.
MTA and Nassau police removed Hendrick from the train at the Mineola station and arrested him, MTA police said.
The train was delayed for nearly a half-hour at the station.
NYPD officials declined to comment Monday other than to say Hendrick had been suspended without pay. They would not say how long Hendrick had been on the department or where he was assigned.