NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer convicted of breaking into a home during a drunken bachelor party in Nashville, Tennessee, has quit the force.
Michael Reynolds stepped down rather than face disciplinary proceedings, said Devora Kaye, a department spokeswoman.
Reynolds, who had patrolled Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, will receive no pension or health benefits and will not be allowed to carry a firearm.
"His actions are wholly inconsistent with the values and standards the New York City Police Department expects and demands of its officers," Kaye said in a statement.
News of Reynolds' departure came a day after protesters gathered outside the department to call for his firing.
Reynolds last month was sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading no contest to aggravated criminal trespass and three counts of assault in the July 2018 home invasion.
Reynolds admitted breaking into a woman's home he drunkenly mistook for the Airbnb rental in which he was staying. He also admitted using a racial slur during the incident.
"I'm absolutely sorry I said that word," Reynolds said during his sentencing hearing, according to a transcript of the proceeding. "I had no intention of getting that intoxicated that night. If I could take it back, I definitely would have never came to that bachelor party."
Prosecutors said the woman had been home with her four sons at the time of the break-in.