So from multiple accounts and news reports. Four plain clothed cops in an unmarked car, cut off a postman who is driving. He curses at them due to them almost causing an accident. They reverse the car, get out, and arrest him. Huh?
It seems to me the NYPD is constantly embroiled in scandals. Major ones I might add, which I am not even sure this qualifies as one, but it is full of irony since the man is marrying a police officer and a former officer Eric Adams is speaking out against this particular arrest.
In the last few years, I have witnessed constant media coverage of bad apples in the NYPD. One cop caught on tv planting crack on a shop owner, another undercover cop on a motorbike caught attacking a vehicle which caused a great deal of problems a couple of years ago. The FBI investigating the lies of many NYPD who were on disability for PTSD due to the attacks of 9/11, yet, many or most of them weren’t even at the scene of 9/11 (sick to lie about this considering those who perished in my opinion). Broad and vast operations against the Muslim community, an operation in which even the CIA suggested it was a waste of resources (and probably a violation of rights) when they worked on it in a joint operation. This doesn’t even include the most recent interactions in which citizens have died.
The vast majority of U.S officers do an excellent job, but why does the NYPD have this reputation or being racists or abusers of power?
I happen to know a guy who lived in Toronto who became a plain clothed police officer in NY, and he was of poor character quite frankly. He wasn’t well liked here nor trusted as an honest person, he clearly had a drug problem, and this was in high school! He has somehow found a job on the largest force in the U.S. It astounded me knowing what I know about this guy.
I have stated before my respect for the FBI and CIA in the U.S. It’s comforting and greatly respected that the FBI do their best to clean up these bad apples across the U.S working in municipal policing when they are exposed (or require investigation by the FBI). Maybe its a function of more videos or even more incidents of interactions happening in New York.