NYPD Searched Through Car of Off-Duty Cop Who Was Beaten Up, Put in Medically-Induced Coma, “Harassed” His Wife, Police Union Alleges

"safety first"ReasonA police union in New York City is not pleased with how the NYPD’s Internal Affairs bureau conducted itself after an off-duty cop was beaten nearly to death. From the New York Post:

The NYPD sergeants union wants the head of the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau fired because IAB investigators searched the car of an off-duty cop brutally beaten outside a Queens diner on Sunday.

The union on Tuesday demanded Chief Charles Campisi be canned for treating Sgt. Mohamed Deen like a suspect. They not only rifled through the BMW, but also interrogated his wife while he was in a medically induced coma recovering at Jamaica Hospital on Sunday, the union said.

Police say questioning witnesses in a crime is standard  operating procedure, but the police union  called it “harassment” and stopped a second round of questioning. The Queens Chronicle reports on details of the incident, which was preceded by a verbal argument and the alleged attacker following the off-duty cop for more than a mile.

In a separate incident, an off-duty cop was forced into the back of her car at gunpoint. She identified herself as a cop to the muggers and had her badge stolen.

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  • SusanM||

    "In a separate incident, an off-duty cop was forced into the back of her car at gunpoint. She identified herself as a cop to the muggers and had her badge stolen."

    Never a cop around when you need one, huh?

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    This is like a negative nutpunch, which is actually something positive.

  • sarcasmic||

    Reach around!

  • fish_remote||

    A gentle cupping....

  • Capt. Rimmer||

    A nutcaress.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    I'm going to reserve judgement here. What happened here sounds more suspicious than not. Maybe it was a douchebag cop got the man bites dog treatment. But, why was internal affairs immediately the ones out there? And why did they see fit to search the car?

  • ||

    Cause he was dirtier than a Thai hooker.

  • Brett L||

    Bahahaha. Between this and the Hill staffers, my schadenfreude at the King's men getting butthurt over being treated like little people continues Schadenfreudvember. Hmmm. Need to work on that Nolackofschadenfreudevember... nah.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The holiday is called Schadenfreudenalia.

  • fish_remote||

    Sure...for you Schadenpagans!

  • Pro Libertate||

    Sure, enjoy your non-toga celebrations.

  • Brett L||

    Wait, I'm supposed to wear a toga? I thought when we agreed to Greek we meant Olympic style.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Togas are Roman. Do keep up.

  • Brett L||

    Oh, so the Greek part... right.

  • ||

    Look, I'm an Alvian. Maybe not the best one ever, maybe not even fifth best. But I'm the boss, and this year, Alvis is in the hizzy.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    the police union called it “harassment” and stopped a second round of questioning.

    Yeah, I'm sure if a "civilian" had their employer or union insist that the cops stop doing interviews and investigating an employee, they would stop. Right? Seriously, that is fucking ridiculous.

  • Dave Krueger||

    The union on Tuesday demanded Chief Charles Campisi be canned for treating Sgt. Mohamed Deen like a suspect.

    Welcome to our world, asshole.

  • fish_remote||

    ....for treating Sgt. Mohamed Deen like a suspect.

    Paula Deens kid? Man it just never stops for the Deen family!

  • anarch||

    The Queens Chronicle reports on details of the incident, which was preceded by a verbal argument and the alleged attacker following the off-duty cop for more than a mile.

    What kind of argument is non-verbal? Mathematical? Semaphoric?

    /What pedant? A pedant would insist that attacker here should be attacker's.

  • Swiss Servator, kirsch anyone?||

    What kind of argument is non-verbal?

    Ragetexting.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    You'd have to be some sort of inhuman monster to believe that cop is not as pure as the driven snow! I mean, he wears a UNIFORM, for crying out loud.

  • ||

    I have to say, this whole trend of stories about IAB cops treating non-IAB cops like non-IAB cops treat us is pretty amazing. That there could be a cops-within-cops situation, and that it seems to have ended up working out just like cops-within-peons, is pretty incredible. And also, it's completely just desserts. Lulz.

  • MasterDarque||

    The people of the US need a union it seems

  • Brett L||

    I intend to request through my lawyer that any dealings I have with the police conform with the FL Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, in accordance with the 14th Amendment.

  • anarch||

    A more perfect union.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    They treated him like a suspect. Boo fucking hoo.

  • Troy muy grande boner||

    I think I just came in my pants. I hope everyone suffers.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Wait... the cop in question drives a BMW? What?

  • sarcasmic||

    NYPD detectives can make up to $100K just in base pay. Add on OT and that can go up again by half.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    I guess I understand, especially now that they're not supposed to discriminate against minorities. Poor guys (and gals).

  • Moe19||

    Morgan Fairchild would NOT be seen in anything less.

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