Criminal Charges “Not Appropriate” Against NYPD Commissioner’s Son, Says District Attorney’s Office
Greg Kelly, the son of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and a television anchor for Good Day New York, will not be charged with the rape of a 28 year old woman after an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The NYPD elected to have the DA’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, investigate the rape allegations to avoid any conflicts of interest from the commissioner.
As reported by the Daily Mail, in a letter to Kelly’s attorney, Martha Bashford, the chief of the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan DA’s office, wrote,” After reviewing all of the evidence, we have determined that the facts established during our investigation do not fit the definitions of sexual assault crimes under New York criminal law.”
The two-week long investigation included interviews of numerous witnesses, including the accuser and Kelly, and analyses of receipts, security logs, phone records, and text messages. As a result of this investigation, “criminal charges are not appropriate,” wrote Bashford.
“I am thankful that the investigation established what I’ve known all along, that I am innocent of the allegations that were waged against me,” Kelly told the Daily Mail.