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New York - Calling It Not A Good Day For NYPD, Bratton Get More Heads Rolling After Cop Link To Police Buffs Investigation

Published on: April 7, 2016 03:03 PM
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L-R: Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, Deputy Chief Eric Rodriguez, Deputy Inspector James Grant, Deputy Chief David Colon.L-R: Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, Deputy Chief Eric Rodriguez, Deputy Inspector James Grant, Deputy Chief David Colon.

New York - The NYPD has put on modified assignment and transferred four top officials in connection with an investigation into whether officers accepted free trips and other perks from Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities.

Deputy Chief Michael Harrington had been placed on modified duty and transferred, Deputy Chief David Colon and Deputy Chief Eric Rodriguez had been transferred.

VIN News reported earlier today about the suspension of Deputy Inspector James Grant.

“The potential violations under investigation include violations of NYPD rules and policies, the City conflicts of interest rules and the federal criminal laws,” Police commissioner Bill Bratton stated a press release on Thursday.

“The investigation is examining the conduct of current and former NYPD Officers and several others.”

Calling it “not a particularly good day for the department,” Bratton said in a press conference with the media, that he took the actions after meeting Thursday morning with a team of FBI agents, including Assistant FBI Director Diego Rodriguez, head of the bureau’s New York office.

Bratton also said that he had instructed NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Lawrence Byrne to provide additional training to department employees on rules of conflict of interest.

New York State criminal laws make it a crime for a police officer to accept anything of value as a quid-pro-quo or gratuity.

Earlier this week, one NYPD officer who was called before the grand jury refused to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. That raised the interest of Internal Affairs, and Det. Michael Milici, the 66th Precinct’s community affairs detective, was placed on modified duty.


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 Apr 07, 2016 at 03:15 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

I hope the arresters get arrested and let this be a lesson to all these "chaplains" and other machers.

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 04:29 PM Mike41 Says:

Didn't they know that this day will come?
The only ones who had something good from the cops are the people u are good with them. See how corrupt the cops are, I get a ticket for cell when I didn't have one and these guys drive while on cell and are let go without a ticket.

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 04:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Glad to see the bloc greed on tax payers' backs is taken seriously. In Rockland County the skver rabbi has a car with police plates on it and blue flashing lights. Totally illegal. The Pope does not even have police plates.

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 05:22 PM Mike41 Says:

FYI. Maybe now this garbage will come to a end. If u take a look who all the chaplains are you will see that it's only because they have $$ or try to be a wannabe and want a badge PBA card or permit to park by No standing or pumps and avoid a ticket. Enough is enough.

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 05:28 PM Yossi Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Glad to see the bloc greed on tax payers' backs is taken seriously. In Rockland County the skver rabbi has a car with police plates on it and blue flashing lights. Totally illegal. The Pope does not even have police plates.

what do u gain by bashing the skvere rebbe? the mishne in pirkei uvos says:
hevy zuhir . sheneechushuson nesheeches sheeal....
it wont make a difference to this case by bad mouthing other people

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 03:52 PM Micka Says:

"From Brooklyn Jewish Orthodox Communities". Really?! What a misleading statement. Two businessmen (one from the Upper West Side) gave trips and other gifts for police officers (which is legal to do for politicians for some reason). I didn't give anything to any cops (except a reason to pulle over sometimes) my friends or family, any of my Shul members, no one I know. How is that the community?! Disgraceful and inflammatory.

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 07:25 PM harry32 Says:

Reply to #1  
kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

I hope the arresters get arrested and let this be a lesson to all these "chaplains" and other machers.

That's right. This was never a problem with the old and current machers. Only now the new kids are stupid and selfish and leave the community feeling stupid that these pwoolen represent us

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 07:41 PM AuthenticSatmar Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Glad to see the bloc greed on tax payers' backs is taken seriously. In Rockland County the skver rabbi has a car with police plates on it and blue flashing lights. Totally illegal. The Pope does not even have police plates.

New Square is a legal municipality, and official vehicles are allowed to install lights and sirens. While he may be abusing them it's unfortunately legal.

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 07:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Yossi Says:

what do u gain by bashing the skvere rebbe? the mishne in pirkei uvos says:
hevy zuhir . sheneechushuson nesheeches sheeal....
it wont make a difference to this case by bad mouthing other people

Why does the skver rabbi need 20 police cars with blue lights flashing and all the police drivers to escort him to air ports? These cops drive for him while they are supposed to be protecting the tax payers. Gas, tolls etc.are used every time he takes a trip anywhere. Who the hell does he think he is to demand all these escorts?

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 Apr 07, 2016 at 10:37 PM HeshyEmes Says:

Wow! You VIN posters are so envious of these guys! What's with the hate? Because a few guys want to spend a few dollars getting a police escort to JFK from a Levaya? Or when giving in a Sefer Toireh? [Admittedly gives some fuel to anti-semitic goyim (and anti-semitic ordinary cops), but also gets us a little fear & respect.] To see such hatred and vitriol from frum people? How sad.

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 05:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
HeshyEmes Says:

Wow! You VIN posters are so envious of these guys! What's with the hate? Because a few guys want to spend a few dollars getting a police escort to JFK from a Levaya? Or when giving in a Sefer Toireh? [Admittedly gives some fuel to anti-semitic goyim (and anti-semitic ordinary cops), but also gets us a little fear & respect.] To see such hatred and vitriol from frum people? How sad.

The police escorts are free for the rabbi. My tax gelt pays for time, gas, and tolls. During working hours the cops are forced to escorts him. Why can't his own driver take him? Ever hear of a taxi or Uber to get someplace?

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 Apr 08, 2016 at 09:35 AM Chaim Says:

I'm just tired of reading day after day about how another "frum" yid has made a Chillul Hashem either by peddling influence, providing kickbacks, cheating the government, or by otherwise acting inappropriately (and getting caught). If you can't act like a real frum yid should, according to our mesorah, take off your yarmulke and stop putting on a show for your wife and children.
Stop being a "shvitzer". It's disgusting. Go a shiur and open up a gemara, rather for looking for a "photo 'op" with a police officer or politician.

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