Cop Accused of Being Drug Trafficker's Inside Man at NYPD

One of “New York’s Finest" was charged by federal prosecutors this morning for, among other things, feeding police information to a heroin dealer being monitored by the feds. The officer, 30-year-old Devon Daniels, was arrested by agents from the DEA and NYPD’s Internal Affairs bureau.

He is accused of providing Guy Curtis, the suspected drug dealer, with information from police databases about the dealer’s associates as well as the NYPD’s narcotics operations. Officer Daniels also

In addition to feeding information to the suspected heroin supplier, Guy Curtis, about his own associates’ criminal records as well as the NYPD’s narcotics operations, the police officer is also accused of providing the drug dealer with an NYPD parking decal because why not, 57% of them were used illegally in the city of New York last year anyway.

Late last year, eight current and former NYPD cops were charged for participating in a million dollar smuggling operation that included guns and cigarettes, everyday items that take near –contraband status in Michael Bloomberg’s New York City.

Meanwhile, the grand jury investigating the NYPD police officers who killed unarmed teenager Ramarley Graham is still out, at least three of them having already testified.

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  • ||

    Proof that the WoD can never end. One can profit from both sides of it, sometimes simultaneously. This guy is a true overachiever.

  • BakedPenguin||

    NYPD cops corrupt? It must be a new thing.

  • wef||

    Is there a better thug-state that money can buy?

  • daveInAustin||

    What's the over/under on the time he will serve. No doubt less than Clarance Aaron's 3 life terms. Probably even less than Richard Paey's 25-years (mercifully shortened to 4 by Charlie Christ). And probably less than the time served by the folks in Tulia, Texas.

  • ||

    Am I simply too desensitized? It's hard to see how your typical corrupt cop merits a mention.

    Only when the street level corruption is papered over would I think that it's elevates to a HR post.

  • ||

    I want that patch in the pic. I clearly shows helicopters and emergency vehicle surrounding housing projects in NYC. The Grim Reaper speaks volumes about how the NYPD officers see themselves. The pot leaves are a nice touch too because everyone knows nothing kills like weed.

  • Lord at War||

    "Officer Daniels also" ... what?

    "everyday items that take near (WHAT!!!)–contraband status in Michael Bloomberg’s New York City."

    Warm regards for "Special" Ed Krayewski

  • Malcolm Kyle||

    Prohibition has finally run its course; our prisons are full, our economy is in ruins, the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans have been destroyed or severely disrupted, and what was once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity has become a toxic, repressive, smoldering heap of corruption, hypocrisy, and a gross affront to fundamental human decency.

    If you're a bottom-dwelling, scum-sucking, prohibitionist parasite who's career has entailed subjecting the rest of us to off-the-scale corruption and lawlessness, then maybe you should consider moving to somewhere that won't extradite you to a future national or international drug-war tribunal for your crimes against humanity.

    Prohibition has evolved local gangs into transnational enterprises with intricate power structures that reach into every corner of society, helping them control vast swaths of territory while gifting them with significant social and military resources.

    Those responsible for the shameful policy of prohibition shall not go unpunished!

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