I am the first one to stand by the officer who makes an honest mistake. I am also the first one to reign down fury on a crooked cop. Now I’m not talking free coffee. I mean the juicy stuff; stolen drugs, lying on reports, claiming pay for hours you didn’t work (we call that stealing, by the way).
Now understand that Brooklyn South Narcotics detectives deal with the filthiest of the gutter garbage, no question. But there is never an excuse to steal drugs, presumably to sell for profit. Never. So that covers the CROOKED part.
As for the DUMB, this guy actually got caught by bragging about the drug theft on his own wiretap. That means he knew the line was being recorded. Are you kidding me?
I am the biggest supporter of cops that ever lived. But drug dealers are drug dealers, uniform or not. Straight to jail with this guy, I say.