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Three NYC employees busted in separate incidents

A cop, firefighter and school safety agent were all busted for separate offenses across the city late Thursday, authorities said. 

Off-duty NYPD Officer Maurice Lemelin, 33, was nabbed just after 5 p.m. for allegedly selling steroid drugs, police said. 

Lemelin, who was arrested in the confines of the 106th Precinct, which covers south-central Queens including Ozone Park and Howard Beach, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, cops said. 

Police only added that the case is under investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau. 

Off-duty firefighter Steven McGuire, 44, also was arrested around 9:30 p.m. in Brooklyn for allegedly assaulting his 16-year-old nephew during a fight in their home, authorities said.

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Off-duty NYPD Officer Maurice Lemelin was arrested for allegedly selling steroid drugs.
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McGuire allegedly punched the teen in the face, ripped his chain off his neck and put him in a chokehold, cops said. 

The teen was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn for an evaluation, cops said. 

Cops were unable to provide the exact location of the incident but said McGuire was arrested in the confines of the 68th Precinct, which covers Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights.

McGuire was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 and assault, cops said. 

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School safety agent Kayla Cox was arrested for allegedly punching her neighbor.
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Less than an hour later, off-duty NYPD school safety agent Kayla Cox, 38, was busted in the Bronx for allegedly punching her 37-year-old female neighbor during an argument, cops said. 

The woman, who lived in the same apartment building with Cox, suffered a minor injury, police said. 

Cox was busted in the confines of the 45th Precinct, which covers the northeastern Bronx, and charged with assault, cops said.


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