Skip to comments.NYPD Officers Charged With Gun Running
Posted on 10/25/2011 6:13:20 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Eight current and former NYPD officers have been arrested "on federal charges including gun trafficking and conspiracy to smuggle cigarettes" as reported by William K. Rashbaum for The New York Times: "the charges allege that the officers five are still on the force and three are retired were involved in smuggling more than a dozen illegal handguns as well as M-16 rifles and shotguns, the people briefed on the case said."
It's been a rough month for the NYPD.
Earlier this month a former detective testified at the corruption trial of a fellow officer that "it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas" in the Brooklyn South and Queens narcotic squads as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News, and a Bronx grand jury indicted seventeen cops for their alleged roles in a wide-spread ticket-fixing ring within as reported by Erin Einhorn and Rocco Parascandola for the Daily News.
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holy cow. what’s going on with these guys?
I always here that there are no quotas.
Just cops doing their thing. Nothing to see here move along.
NYPD = NY’s finest
Those shouldn't even be crimes.
I’ll bet the cigarette smugglers face a bigger penalty than the ones who (allegedly) fabricated evidence.
It’s okay. They were just following orders.
(Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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