New York police head says CIA officer temporarily assigned to department will leave in April

NEW YORK — The CIA officer working as a special assistant to the New York Police Department’s top intelligence officer will leave his post in April after nine months, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday.

The department was notified of the planned departure in November, just weeks after the completion of an internal investigation into how the federal agency established its unprecedented collaboration with city police.

The Associated Press had reported a day earlier that the officer’s assignment was being cut short, but at the time it was unclear how short or when the officer would be leaving.