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Officers who faced charges after fatal shooting of Gilberto Blanco in Brooklyn could be cleared soon

Two cops hailed as heroes and then brought up on departmental charges after a fatal shooting in Brooklyn could soon be in the clear.

NYPD lawyers have told an administrative judge that charges should be dropped against Officers India Archie and Dawn Ortiz. Commissioner Raymond Kelly has the final say on whether the officers get disciplined.

Archie’s lawyer Eric Sanders said she was still upset over being charged.

“She believes the department should not have charged her for failing to communicate with Ortiz. It wouldn’t have changed the outcome,” Sanders said.

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