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Bronx Cop Kept Job After Authorities Found Video of Sex With Underage Girl

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A Bronx cop has been indicted on 67 counts related to paying a teenage girl for sex and recording the encounter, seven months after police raided his apartment.

The authorities seized Officer Raul Olmeda's computer, multiple external hard drives, his phone, and a video camera, reportedly obtaining recordings of his sexual encounters.

Nevertheless, the New York Police Department (NYPD) kept Olmeda on the job, where he was able to keep tabs on the Internal Affairs investigation of him. Prosecutors claim that Olmeda was even able to have sex with the teenager two more times after the raid. Olmeda is also under investigation for tax fraud.

This happened in the 42nd Precinct, whose high levels of misconduct are an open secret. This summer, another cop faced multiple lawsuits for false arrest and intimidation, including at least one case in which he allegedly offered to treat one teen he arrested better if his mother would have sex with him. That officer, David Terrell, had previously been sued seven times, was placed on desk duty after an unspecified domestic violence incident, and was caught on tape playing dice with neighborhood residents to determine whether to arrest them.

The 42nd Precinct regularly places near the top across the five boroughs when it comes to the number of claims filed against cops.

There is absolutely no reason Olmeda should have been allowed to remain on the force and abuse his access and power to monitor his investigation. No reason, that is, except that the NYPD's union contract keeps the department from summarily dismissing officers who misbehave.

Instead, such officers are placed on desk duty, as Olmeda was. That only gave him more spare time to follow his own investigation and potentially try to impede it.

Continuing to pay problem cops also soaks up resources that could be used to hire better officers. Instead, a culture like the one at the 42nd Precinct festers, as bad cops remain on the force and continue to corrupt their environments.

New York City's political leaders don't seem to have any interest in changing that, even as they appropriate the language of police reform activists. Even worse, most of these politicians will likely be reelected this November.

One last note: The New York Daily News originally referred to the teenager as a hooker, then removed the term from the headline (but kept it in the URL). As my colleague Elizabeth Nolan Brown noted this morning, were an officer not involved, the girl would likely be called a victim of sex trafficking instead.

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  1. Prosecutors claim that Olmeda was even able to have sex with the teenager two more times after the raid.

    Alpha as fuck.

    Olmeda is also under investigation for tax fraud.

    Jesus, this guy.

    1. Public sector unions are seriously one of the worst things in this country. They are the roadblocks to fixing our police problems, our education problems, and our public pension debt problems.

      1. feature not a bug also produces $ and vote farms for democrats

        1. We pay taxes.
          Those taxes go to public employees.
          Public employees are forced to give their money to unions.
          Unions donate millions of our tax dollars to Democrat politicians.
          Politicians give public employees more money; raise taxes to fund it.
          Unions make more money.
          We pay more taxes.
          Repeat.

      2. Didn’t JFK issue an Executive Order unleashing goon unions on us?

    2. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from the Roman historian Suetonius and goes “people do not just become depraved.” People never just make “one mistake”. It nearly always turns out to be one in a long list of depravities with these people.

    3. So he’s the Alpha and the Olmeda!

  2. You are victim of sex trafficking unless a cop rapes you. Then you are just a hooker who was asking for it. Lovely.

  3. Rules for them, rules for us.

    1. Sexy time for them, Sex Trafficking for us.

  4. Here’s a suggestion: how about we perform civil asset forfeiture on the entirety of these people’s possessions?

  5. RE: Bronx Cop Kept Job After Authorities Found Video of Sex With Underage Girl

    I guess being a Bronx cop does have its perks, like being immune from the law like the rest of us little people.

  6. “Happy endings” are only for our “pubic servants”.

    The rest of us are proles, grist for the lawyers-judges-jailers complex.

  7. Heck, in Salt Lake City he’d have shot her twice in the back, then handcuffed her and used her for sex and stayed on the gubmint payroll. Offissa Bron leads by example!
    BTW, how many votes did Utah’s Romney-impersonator get this past election?

  8. Due process rights should keep him on the payroll until he is found guilty, but they should put accused cops in a waiting room like the city has for accused teachers.

  9. So, if convicted, he will probably do about 30 days in jail. To bad he didn’t ask ENB to make him a sammich. He would have been doxxed a lot sooner.

  10. “RE: Bronx Cop Kept Job After Authorities Found Video of Sex With Underage Girl.”

    I think the real question is, what, no promotion?

    Sleeping with a sex worker (sorry, I mean prostituted person) and under age?! If he had added forced insertion and threats to arrest her if she reported him he would have accomplished the “Vice cop tri-fecta!”

    Vice units nation wide have been encouraging and rewarding behavior like this for years while piblic police unions defended their right to do so. He seems like the perfect vice mascot for the anti-trafficking movement.

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