Attorney General James Announces Arrest of NYPD Officer on Murder Charge

Errick Allen was off-duty when he allegedly shot Christopher Curro

NASSAU COUNTY – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the arrest of Errick Allen, 27, of North Massapequa, on the charge of murder in the second degree in connection with the shooting death of Christopher Curro, 25, of West Babylon. The Attorney General’s Office serves as a special prosecutor in matters relating to the death of unarmed civilians caused by law enforcement officers, pursuant to New York Executive Order 147. Errick Allen is an officer with the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Allen is expected to be arraigned later today.

“We trust our police officers to protect the safety of New Yorkers, but instead, this individual allegedly betrayed that duty to end another man’s life,” said Attorney General James. “My office is committed to ensuring justice is served and that no individual is above the law.”

The Attorney General’s Office would like to thank the Nassau County Police Department for their partnership.

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.