By COLlive reporter
The Crown Heights Jewish Community Council held its annual awards ceremony for its Crime Victims Assistance Program joining the collective effort to fight the recent attacks on Jewish residents.
The event recognized past and present commanders of both Crown Heights police Precincts and other leaders in NYPD and the King Country District Attorney’s Office.
Honored were: Alexander Gurevich, Senior Associate Director at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office; Deputy Chief Charles Scholl, Executive Officer NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn South; Deputy Inspector Isa Abbassi, Commanding Officer NYPD 120th Precinct Staten Island, former commanding officer of 77th Precinct.
Also honored were Deputy Inspector John Buttacavoli, Commanding Officer NYPD 77th Precinct Brooklyn; Deputy Inspector Frank Giordano, Commanding Officer NYPD 71st Precinct Brooklyn; and Lieutenant Joseph Antonio, Operations Unit, NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.
The awardees also received a citation from the Mayor Bill de Blasio presented by his representative Pinny Ringel, and from the DA’s office, as well as New York City Council.
Also present were Eli Slavin representing Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Arna Lipkind representing City Council Member and Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo.