NYPD corruption report exposes officers’ deep criminal instincts

November 14th, 2007 - 2:40 am ICT by admin  
According to the New York Post, the tawdry tales include stories of cops not only betraying their badges, but also their brother and sister officers in blue.

In one case, two cops allegedly disclosed the identity of an undercover officer who came into a restaurant while they were bartering for sex with a woman they had once arrested. In another case, two Manhattan cops were caught looting money from a precinct house’s kitty that included cash collected from T-shirt sales for the cancer-stricken daughter of yet another cop.

The revelations contained in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau 2006 Annual Report - obtained by The Post - include:

* Arrests of New York’s Finest rose 25 percent in 2006 over the previous year, from 91 to 114.

* The number of cops caught using drugs last year jumped 138 percent, from eight incidents the previous year to 19, including one cop using PCP (phencyclidine), and another shooting steroids into his butt.

* Fraud allegations involving insurance, credit card and welfare swindles rose 85 percent to 50 complaints from 27 the previous year.

* The number of cops stripped of their guns and badges and placed on modified duty jumped 55 percent, from 137 to 212, but suspensions fell 11 percent from 159 to 142.

The Post pieced together the accounts using sources, court records and district attorneys’ offices, along with the tightly guarded annual IAB study.

For its part, the NYPD insisted The Post submit in writing its requests for specific case information and names of fired or disciplined cops, which the newspaper did on August 14.

Since then, follow-up reminders, in person and via e-mail, have fallen on deaf ears.

Perhaps the most ghoulish thievery involved Officer Eduardo Saillant, 38, of the 60th Precinct, who swiped credit cards from the homes of four dead people last year. Saillant was accused of responding to 911 calls involving people who died of natural causes and taking their cards and using them at Home Depot hardware stores in New York and New Jersey and to buy gasoline for his car.

Saillant, a divorced father of two, resigned from the NYPD. His criminal case is pending, according to Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes.

The most notorious crime involved the widely reported conviction of police recruit Kabeer Din, 22 who tried to hire a hit man for 3,000 dollars to assassinate his Suffolk, Long Island girlfriend. (ANI)

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