Joe Bruno on the Mob – NYPD Cop Busted in Bar Assault


It really sucks when a cop goes bad, but according to the FBI, Admir Kacamakovic, a 31-year-old seven-year NYPD police officer has been a bad cop for a very long time.

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FBI agents arrested Kacamakovic, while he was in uniform, for using his pepper spray on a man involved in a dispute outside a bar owned by the Kacamakovic’s cousin. The argument was supposedly over a parking spot outside the bar, and according to Federal prosecutors, Kacamakovic told the man that “no one f–ks with my cousin’s place.”

And to make matters worse, the FBI said that Kacamakovic had used his position as a police officer in the past to make unauthorized queries on the FBI’s national computer database in order to give information to his cousin, who was the target of a federal probe into narcotics trafficking, in addition to other crimes. This was discovered when Kacamakovic again used the federal data base to find information on the man whom he had pepper sprayed, after the man filed a complaint against Kacamakovic with the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s New York City office said to the New York Post, “This officer repeatedly used his position to intimidate others, including beat-downs and violence, as well as accessing sensitive information that could have jeopardized undercover investigations, all for personal gain.”

If convicted of the two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts he is being charged with, Kacamakovic, who has been suspended from the NYPD without pay, faces up to 17 years in the slammer.

One question that begs to be asked is how Kacamakovic got away with using the FBI’s national computer database for so long, until he was caught doing so on such a trivial matter as the pepper spraying incident.

This brings back to mind when the crooked “Mafia Cop” Steven Carracappa (along with his partner Louis Eppolito) used this same database to find out information about organized crime informants, then relayed the information to Lucchese crime boss Anthony “Gaspipe” Caso. Caso subsequently had these informants killed.

I guess it’s impossible to weed out all the crooked cops in the NYPD (and make no mistake, they are only a small percentage of all NYPD police officers), but I’m sure there could be better safeguards put in place to make sure only a few privileged police officers can access the FBI’s national computer database.

Considering how this privilege has been abused in the past, it’s certainly the right thing to do.


The article below can be seen at:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_cop_busted_for_using_peppr_ZESIfQ6FSbt3XuFeZvs6uJ

NYPD cop busted for using pepper spray during bar assault
By MITCHEL MADDUX
FBI agents arrested a New York City police officer this morning and charged him with civil rights violations for using his pepper spray on a man involved in a dispute at a bar owned by the officer’s cousin, officials said.
Admir Kacamakovic, a seven-year department veteran, was on duty and wearing his official NYPD uniform when he assaulted the bar patron, then handcuffed and illegally detained the man, who had been involved in a dispute over a parking spot in front of the cousin’s bar, officials said.
Brooklyn federal prosecutors say that Kacamakovic told the man that “no one f–ks with my cousin’s place.”

A second person was assaulted with pepper spray during the incident, officials said.

The feds also say that Kacamakovic, 31, used his official position to make unauthorized queries of the FBI’s national computer database in order to furnish the information to his cousin, who at the time was the focus of a federal probe into narcotics trafficking and other crimes, officials said.
Kacamakovic ran through the FBI’s computer system a name used on a Virginia driver’s license that undercover federal agents had furnished to the officer’s cousin, officials said.

The license was intended for associates of the cousin to be used for criminal purposes, officials say.

Eventually, the officer’s cousin was charged with narcotics trafficking by the feds.
Prosecutors also say that Kacamakovic, who is assigned to the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct in Brooklyn, used the FBI’s database to find information about the man involved in the parking dispute, after the man filed a complaint against the officer with the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board and then a civil suit in state court.

“This officer repeatedly used his position to intimidate others, including beat-downs and violence, as well as accessing sensitive information that could have jeopardized undercover investigations, all for personal gain,” said Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s New York City office.

Kacamakovic is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Brooklyn federal court.
The officer has been charged with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts, and if convicted, faces a maximum sentence of 17 years in prison, officials said.

Kacamakovic was suspended without pay.

“This prosecution demonstrates that the arbitrary and unjustified use of force and the abuse of trust by police officers who are sworn to uphold the law will not be tolerated, ” said Loretta Lynch, the United States Attorney for New York’s Eastern District.
mmaddux@nypost.com

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