Tuesday, February 28, 2017


by Bob Walsh

Louis Torino, 41, was a detective with the NYPD. He just retired on a physical disability pension at age 41. He retired after an injury to his right hand, arm and shoulder suffered in 2015 while fighting with a bad guy. He has an exemplary record after 18 years of active duty including over 600 arrests. He has testified in court against many bad guys, some of whom have directly threatened to kill him.

He now gets 75% of his $102,000 salary, tax-free. He was not cleared to return to duty but he has done well after surgery. He wants to carry a gun, not only to protect himself but so that he can pursue private security work. The NYPD has refused to endorse him for a retired weapon privilege. So he has gone to a judge to seek a judicially issued permit.

Two doctors have said that he should not have a gun due to physical limitations. Four other doctors have said that he can in fact handle a weapon effectively and safely.

The city is reviewing the matter.

EDITOR'S NOTE: If the ruling goes in his favor, will his disability payments be reduced?

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