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Back in April, we reported on the heartbreaking story of Jessica Mera Canty, who was shot and killed by her husband, Kevin Canty, in front of their two children.

Kevin, who is a retired cop, fired 10 shots at his wife after accusing her of having an affair with another cop. Now, Jessica’s family is blaming the New York City Police Department. According to the New York Post, Canty joined the force in 1994, but later retired with a disability. Relatives say that he was allowed to retire with his firearm, which brings us to their lawsuit.

They say that the troubled officer should have never been allowed to retire with his weapon due to his known history of substance abuse and domestic violence.

“The NYPD knew or should have known that allowing Officer Canty to retire and remain in possession of his service firearm was a real and present danger,” the suit argues.

During his stint of employment with the police department, Kevin was placed in a rehab facility for three months and stripped of his weapon. His firearm was taken away again in May 2013 for unspecified reasons. It was returned to him two weeks later when he retired.

Reps for the NYPD declined to comment on the lawsuit. The New York City Law Department has confirmed that they’re reviewing the claim.

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