Joe Bruno on the Mob – 17 New York City Cops Indicted


It really sucks when the criminals turn out to be cops.

A Bronx Grand Jury, to the surprise and consternation of some, have voted to indict as many as 17 New York City police officers in a parking ticket scandal, and more. We’re not taking about the regular cops on the beat here ether. According to the article below in the New York Post, among those who will be arrested are union delegates, police sergeants, and maybe even high-ranking police officials of the NYPD. Besides fixing parking tickets for pals, relatives, and paying customers, the charges that were voted on by the Bronx Grand Jury may include obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and receiving bribes from known drug dealers.

Heck, this scandal even goes up to an official of the Bronx Bombing New York Yankees, who who suddenly realized his parking ticket violation had vanished from all police records.

What’s next? The police fixing a parking ticket for Derek Jeter’s Ford Edge, the one with the spiffy moon roof?

Yeah Jeter, he’s got an Edge alright!

Hopefully, it’s not the same edge one of his bosses had.

Let’s face it, police corruption has been around since the creation of the first New York City Police force in the 1850’s. It was systematic all during the late 1800’s, during Prohibition, during the Great Depression, and right up until the Knapp Commission hearings in the early 1970’s. But then cops either got more honest, more devious, or maybe even both.

Sure, we had isolated incidents, like the arrest and conviction of the so-call Mafia Cops: Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa. And we had police brutality cases, like in the one concerning Abner Louima, who was sexually violated by Justin Volpe. But fixing parking tickets just to make a few bucks; it just doesn’t make any sense.

Maybe the Bronx Grand Jury made a mistake. Maybe the cops won’t be charged, and if they are charged, maybe they will be found not guilty (which is not the same as innocent) at trial. Maybe Derek Jeter really does drive a Ford Edge.

I think all three of the statements in the previous paragraph have about equal veracity.

The link for the article below can be found is:

A Bronx grand jury has voted to indict 17 cops in the massive ticket-fixing scandal, sources told The Post.

“I know guys have to turn themselves in on Monday,” one police source said.

The criminal charges against the NYPD officers snared in the probe — including union delegates, sergeants and possibly even high-ranking brass — could include obstruction, official misconduct and bribery for allegedly lining their pockets with cash from drug sales.

The indictments are the culmination of a three-year investigation during which NYPD probers bugged union officials, who were caught blabbing about fixing tickets for pals and relatives.

The cops allegedly took cash, liquor and other gifts.

In one case, a Yankee executive saw his ticket suddenly vanish.

The probe began with IAB cops looking into 40th Precinct Officer José Ramos and his alleged ties to a drug gang, sources said.

Investigators caught Ramos on a wiretap spilling his guts about fixing a ticket, and that led to a probe that eventually included allegations of shocking misbehavior.

The wide-ranging probe even has gone beyond ticket fixing.

Sources have said the investigation uncovered an allegation that Ramos ripped off a drug dealer to the tune of more than $10,000 in cash, a source familiar with the probe told The Post.

The probe also may have pushed one officer to the limit.

Earlier this month, Robert McGee, a 30-year department veteran, tried to electrocute himself by touching the third rail of a subway rather than potentially testify against his fellow officers, sources said.


2 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – 17 New York City Cops Indicted”

  1. I was in Jose Romos Police Acadamy class & he was trouble from the start ,to bad the Police Acadamy didn’t see it the way I did he also had had a situation with a class mate that lead them into an affair than 2 years later having a domestic arguement & something happen in her building parking lot that lead her into shooting him in the stomach a few years ago.So sad but i knew it was gonna catch up to him before he retired,lol

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