NYPD Officer Mirjan Lolja Chokes out MTA employee on video. No Charges Filed..

The 28-year-old victim was walking away from off-duty Officer Mirjan Lolja — who was irate about having to wait 20 minutes for a train — when he charged the transit worker on a Bronx platform two days before Christmas, she said.

By Pete Donohue, January 3, 2015

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The subway conductor allegedly attacked by an off-duty police officer feared for her life during the assault, she told the Daily News Friday.

The 28-year-old victim was walking away from off-duty Officer Mirjan Lolja — who was irate about having to wait 20 minutes for a train — when he charged the transit worker on a Bronx platform two days before Christmas, she said.

Another MTA employee on the platform tried to warn the conductor, but there wasn’t enough time to react, she said.

“Before I turned around, this guy was on my back and I’m on the floor,” said the conductor, whose name The News is withholding.

“I was on my knees on the floor. It just happened so fast. I’m trying to get this guy off me and he’s not letting up. He’s choking me and pulling my hair.”

The Dec. 23 assault at the Tremont Ave. station on the D line continued even after the conductor’s coworker tried to stop Lolja (photo), the conductor said.

“I felt like it lasted forever,” she said. “I was really scared for my life.”

Lolja allegedly ran from the subway station. He wasn’t identified until police released a video showing him going through the turnstiles with a smirk on his face. He came forward Thursday and was suspended.

But Lolja hasn’t been charged, angering John Samuelsen, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, and Joe Costales, a division chairman representing conductors.

“The police officer who perpetrated this crime should have already been arrested,” Samuelsen said in a statement Friday.

Another MTA employee on the platform tried to warn the conductor, but there wasn’t enough time to react, she said. Another MTA employee on the platform tried to warn the conductor, but there wasn’t enough time to react, she said.

Said Costales: “He should be hit with the fullest penalty under the law.”

Lolja’s lawyer, Stephen Worth, declined comment Friday. Police have said the Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the incident.

The officer claims the conductor was the aggressor and grabbed his phone when he tried to take her photograph, sources said.

The conductor still can’t believe the alleged attacker was a cop.

“I thought people were lying,” she said. “I thought there’s no way it could be a police officer acting like that. I still can’t process it.”

Lolja has been on the force seven years. The conductor is a rookie with about 10 months on the job. She asked for the night shift so she could spend days with her two-year-old twin boys, she said.

The woman still hasn’t returned to work.

She’s has pain in her knees, back and scalp from the assault.

“I’m so overwhelmed,” she said. “Honestly, I just finished crying. I just want to go back to life as normal. Why did he mess with us like that? Why didn’t he leave us alone? Why?”

Pete Donohue, “Subway conductor allegedly assaulted by off-duty NYPD cop feared for her life”, New York Daily News, January 3, 2015, http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/exclusive-subway-conductor-allegedly-attacked-speaks-article-1.2064483

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