Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Disgrace to Uniform: Ex-NYPD officers took cash, prostitutes in gun license bribe scandal

As big a supporter of the police that I am, I have no tolerance for dirty cops! 
They besmirch the reputation of all the hard working and honest men and women that make up the NYPD.  
CBS News reports a former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as authorities described a scam in which police employees traded speedy handling of gun permits for paid vacations, jewelry, catered parties, cash and visits to strip clubs.

According to court papers, the trading of gun licenses for bribes stretched from at least 2010 to 2016. Authorities said members of the NYPD License Division solicited and accepted bribes from individuals who charged customers fees to secure gun licenses.

“The alleged corruption pervaded the license division up to its senior level,” acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim said Tuesday.

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