Barred vet seeks way to join NYPD
By Rocco Parascandola
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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