Barred vet seeks way to join NYPD


By Rocco Parascandola
Newsday

NEW YORK — Osvaldo Hernandez served his country in Afghanistan, but before that, he served time for gun possession, a conviction that bars him from becoming a police officer - unless the NYPD has a change of heart.

Perhaps as soon as today, Hernandez's lawyer will file a motion in State Supreme Court in Queens seeking "relief from civil disabilities," a document that allows felons to vote and is also supposed to allow them to obtain certain licenses and get certain jobs.

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