This went right under the radar.
An NYPD lieutenant is the latest active-duty cop to say that the department still uses arrest and summons quotas, despite a 2010 state ban on the practice and a denial from the city’s top cop.
The lieutenant, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, told the I-Team that the 10 active-duty cops in a federal class-action lawsuit against the NYPD who came forward this week “were telling the truth” about the illegal practice.
“There is still a quota system within the NYPD,” the lieutenant said.
via NY POST
NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday after his distraught family removed him from life support, law-enforcement sources said.
A grim-faced Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was seen entering the hospital around 12:30 p.m. Moore’s parents were at their son’s bedside.
The officer’s father, Raymond, is a retired cop.
“He is devastated,” a source told The Post.
Moore, 25, was gunned down by a violent ex-con after the officer and his partner stopped the man as he suspiciously fiddled with an object in his waistband on a Queens street Saturday evening, authorities said.
“Do you have something in your waist?’’ Moore asked Demetrius Blackwell, 35, while sitting behind the wheel of the cops’ unmarked car, sources said.
“Yeah, I got something,” Blackwell, 35, snarled back.
Authorities are now preparing to upgrade the attempted-murder rap against Blackwell to murder, sources said.
Hit the the cut to see what they are saying is the actual shootout caught on surveillance cameras.
I thought filming officers was legal? I guess not in a militarized police state.
The real reason for me being pulled over was the fact that I’ve been known by their organization to film all of my interactions with police. –John Houghtaling