Thursday, April 7, 2016

Corruption Scandal Rocks Top Brass NYPD: Two high-ranking NYPD cops stripped of guns and badges amid FBI probe

As I said on an earlier post, this could be the biggest corruption probe since Frank Serpico and the Knapp Commission.
  In fact, that’s exactly what Mayor Bill de Blasio should do, appoint a commission.  Dirty cops cannot be tolerated no matter the rank, ever! 

NY Post reports two high-ranking NYPD officials have been stripped of their guns and badges Thursday morning amid an FBI probe of suspected corruption in the department first reported by The Post.

Deputy NYPD Inspector James Grant, commander of the Upper East Side’s 19th Precinct, and Deputy Housing Chief Michael Harrington were placed on modified duty and transferred, Police Commissioner William Bratton announced.

“This is not a particularly good day for the department,” Bratton said at a press conference.

The action against Grant was taken hours after The Post reported that he allegedly accepted diamonds and cash from one of the businessmen at the center of the federal probe.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn South Deputy Chief Eric Rodriguez and Deputy Chief David Colon have also been transferred, though not stripped of their guns and badges, police said.
A high-ranking source told The Post: “I’m disappointed. It’s a distraction and it takes away from all the good work that we’ve done.”

Bratton said he met with Diego Rodriguez, the assistant director of the FBI, and his team at police headquarters on Thursday morning to discuss the probe.

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