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CIA officer to leave NYPD in April

NEW YORK - Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the CIA officer working as an assistant to the department’s top intelligence officer will leave in April after nine months.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that the officer’s assignment was being cut short. Yesterday, Kelly said the department was notified in November of when the officer would leave.

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The CIA’s inspector general earlier cleared the agency of any wrongdoing in its relationship with the NYPD but criticized how the collaboration was established.

The investigation came after AP articles showed the NYPD collaborated with the CIA to set up operations that scrutinized Muslim communities.

Kelly faced the media yesterday for the first time since reports surfaced that a woman had accused his son of rape, refusing to discuss the case and referring questions to Manhattan prosecutors.

“I’m not going to . . . with all due respect, answer any questions on this matter,’’ Kelly said at a news conference when queried about the case involving his son Greg, an anchor for “Good Day New York.’’

The office of District Attorney Cyrus Vance has taken over the case to avoid a conflict of interest. Prosecutors have declined to comment; Greg Kelly has denied wrongdoing.

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