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Two NYPD cops probed over alleged ties to anti-government Oath Keepers

The NYPD has launched an inner probe into two cops who’re suspected of getting ties to a far-right extremist group linked to the US Capitol assault, The Post has realized.

Officer Aniello Napoli, who has 13 years on the job and is assigned to the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group, and Sgt. Stuart Wohl, a 19-year veteran within the Firearms and Tactics Section, had been allegedly two of the cops named in membership information from the Oath Keepers that leaked on-line earlier this week, police sources confirmed.

“The incident is under internal review,” stated NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie.

Both members stay on energetic responsibility because the division investigates any attainable involvement with the group, which claims to have tens of 1000’s of energetic and retired legislation enforcement in its ranks.

The NYPD patrol information says cops can not affiliate with teams which are tied to felony conduct.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights nonprofit legislation agency that tracks hate teams, says the Oath Keepers are a part of an anti-government motion “based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy Americans’ liberties.”

The cops’ alleged ties were first reported by Gothamist on Thursday however their names weren’t printed.

Neither is suspected of attending the Jan. 6 riot in DC. FBI investigators have discovered that members of the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, one other extremist group, plotted to interrupt into the Capitol constructing that day, however there was no proof indicating that they had severe plans in the event that they made it inside.

The officers couldn’t be reached for remark Friday. Spokesmen for the Police Benevolent Association and the Sergeant Benevolent Association didn’t return calls.

Rioters clash with authorities before successfully breaching the Capitol building.
Rioters conflict with authorities earlier than efficiently breaching the Capitol constructing.
John Minchillo/AP

Mayor Bill de Blasio decried the NYPD cops’ alleged membership after information of the inner investigation broke, saying Friday on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” that: “Anyone who’s claiming allegiance to the Oath Keepers is inherently denying their own oath as a police officer.”

But Hizzoner stopped in need of vowing to actively take away anybody within the division with ties to the anti-government group — claiming in two separate media appearances it echoed McCarthyism.

“We’re not going to go through all the ranks of the NYPD looking for what people’s political values are,” de Blasio stated on WNYC. “That smacks of McCarthyism to me.”