Former NYPD detective testifies: "We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas"

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stephen Anderson
A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.

Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as "flaking," on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose buy-and-bust activity had been low.
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1 comentarii:

Sam said...

If it works they say "It must be working, so let's do more of it." If it doesn't work they say "It will work, we just need better officers."

Officers fake it and they think it's working, so they do it more, which means they have to put in more innocent people.

Quotas may work for something like paperwork, but if there's no one to arrest, or not way to arrest them, you just can't say "You need this many or else." because then someone's ass is going to be on the line and it will most likely be an innocent who can't fend for themselves against and unjust system.

Land of the free my ass.

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