Thursday, January 18, 2018

NY: Investigation of Police Illegal tactics on Gun Arrests

Some cops could be indicted for perjury and official misconduct, police sources said. The NYPD may transfer others or bring them up on departmental charges, the sources said.

“Our Public Integrity Bureau is investigating the allegations,” DA spokeswoman Patrice O’Shaughnessy confirmed.

The investigation focuses on the tactics cops used to recover guns. It has already had an impact on several criminal cases, with prosecutors dismissing charges against defendants or offering sweetheart plea deals.

“All of a sudden we were seeing heavy cases, felony cases, and right away the DA’s office is offering pleas to misdemeanors,” said a defense lawyer who asked not to be identified. “We knew something was up.”

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