On Monday, two high-ranking New York Police Department officers were arrested on charges that they took over $100,000 worth of free flights, prostitutes, expensive meals and other bribes in exchange for providing a “private police force” for local businessmen. Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, Deputy Inspector James Grant and a third defendant, Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg, were charged with conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud. The arrests are the latest development in a series of overlapping public corruption investigations coordinated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. David Villanueva, an NYPD sergeant assigned to the gun license bureau, was also arrested on charges of conspiring to commit bribery. The arrests follow months of revelations that have embarrassed the country’s largest police department and put Mayor Bill de Blasio on the spot about his campaign financing.
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BSSP Boro Park Shomrim Allegedly Assaulting Suspect
On 13th Avenue and 52nd Street, allegedly BSSP Boro Park Shomrim members Unit 60 – Pinny Ringel, Unit F15 Nathan “Naftuli” Rosenberg, and others, are allegedly seen assaulting an alleged bike thief. With them was allegedly buff Booky Kaluszyner who allegedly joined in on the beating. Sources state that the victim was rushed to the ER with injuries.
EVEN IF HE WAS GUILTY OF STEALING A BIKE, ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING AN INDIVIDUAL GOES BEYOND THE REALM OF A SAFETY PATROL.
STOP THE CORRUPTION!
The Boro Park Shomrim were awarded by District Attorney Charles J. Hynes for their heroic action November 3 2010 “You work for the police and with the police, and you should be commended for that.” Hynes said.
On Sept. 2nd, four shomrim were shot while trying to arrest David Flores, a known criminal and suspected child predator
The vicious anti-Semitic graffiti found spray painted in one of the city’s largest Hasidic communities was the work of a former cop, authorities said Sunday.
Michael Setiawan, who quit the NYPD after two years on the job, allegedly went on his hate-fueled rampage in Brooklyn’s Borough Park on Saturday night as his victims were celebrating Sabbath.
He was charged with 19 counts of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment as hate crimes.
NYPD detectives remove Michael Setiawan from an ambulance at the 66th Precinct in Borough Park, Brooklyn after he was arrested for spray painting anti-Semitic messages on cars an buildings.
Photo: William Miller
Police said he used red spray paint to scrawl, “F— you, Jew,” and “Jews ain’t s— ” on cars, and buildings, including a Jewish school, the Bnos Zion Bobov yeshiva.
Setiawan had worked at the 69th Precinct in Canarsie until he resigned in 2007.
He was busted Sunday morning at his Queens home after cops tracked him down using surveillance videos that showed his face and the license plate of his car.
After spending some nine hours in the 66th Precinct station house in Brooklyn, Setiawan, looking disheveled in a hooded sweatshirt and jeans, was moved to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
“Am I going home?” he asked cops who put him in the ambulance.
Asked by a reporter if he’s an anti-Semite, he answered, “No.”
Ex-colleagues of Setiawan said he suffered from depression and had attempted suicide.
His brother, Erik, was a traffic enforcement agent before killing himself in 2011.
Setiawan’s neighbors in Bellerose said he would lie down on their lawns and start bizarre conversations.
“There’s something very wrong with that man,” said livery cab driver Sunil Sharma. “His behavior is incredibly abnormal.
“He would walk around telling his sob stories to whoever would listen,” Sharma added. “He came to me randomly one afternoon and cried about how his brother committed suicide.”
Another neighbor, Randhir Singh, 36, said neighbors suspected him of the graffiti and of keying cars in the area.
“He’s not well,” Singh said.
“I’ve seen him walking his dog and stop suddenly then he would pretend the punch the sky or he would look like he was swatting flies.”
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who represents Borough Park, said, “This was not a victimless crime.
“We have many Holocaust survivors here, many elderly people and children who are frightened by unprovoked hate attacks on their schools and community.”
The surveillance video was released yesterday by JPUpdates.com.