Troubled pol Hiram Monserrate has a history of mental problems - he said so himself.
"I suffer with adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder," Monserrate wrote in 1999.
Monserrate - who just racked up his second arrest after an alleged violent outburst - claimed to be struggling with psychological issues when he quit the NYPD after 11 years.
His May 19, 1999, application for a disability pension was troubling enough that cops immediately seized his guns, public court filings show.
He cited reports from a psychiatrist and a psychologist to back up his claim of a mental condition. Court documents do not detail the condition or the cause.
The next day, the NYPD's psychological services unit took Monserrate's guns from him "based on their evaluation," according to a lawsuit Monserrate filed against the NYPD to force a decision on his application.
Queens City Councilman Hiram Monserrate has self-professed history of mental problems
Reports about the incident now say that the weapon was not a beer bottle, but a drinking glass that Hiram broke in his hand and that he assaulted his girlfriend after finding an unidentified item in her purse. Which would mean that not only is he a violent pig but also a snoop. Our great public servant is facing 7 years in prison if convicted on 2 felony charges.
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