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NYPD Cops Accused of Having Sex with Prostitute on Plane in Ongoing Investigation

nypd badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The investigation into the New York Police Department uncovered more allegations against a cop and another high-ranking official.

The official and cop are accused of having sex with a prostitute aboard a private plane in a flight paid for by Jona Rechnitz, a real-estate investor who is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly providing gifts to police in exchange for favors, NJ.com reports. 

One of the officers, Deputy Inspector James Grant, was earlier ordered to turn over his gun and badge. The other cop, Detective Michael Milici, is on modified duty.

At least 20 officers were interviewed as part of the investigation.

Fifth High-Ranking NYPD Officer Disciplined in Wake of FBI Corruption Probe

police lightsBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

NYPD disciplined its fifth high-ranking officer in the wake of the ongoing FBI corruption scandal.

Deputy Chef Andrew Capul, 56, was “reassigned to an administrative position pending further review,” according to an NYPD statement published by the New York Daily News. 

Capul often frequented the Hudson River Cafe, where the owner, Hamlet Peralta, is under investigation and has been charged with running a $12 million Ponzi scheme.

Capul’s discipline is the latest move by NYPD following the widening corruption investigation centered around businessmen Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, who are accused of giving expensive gifts in exchange for police escorts and street closures for funerals and weddings.

Businessman at Center of NYPD Investigation Served As Chaplain of County Police Department

nypd badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Brooklyn businessman who is a target in the widening federal investigation of the NYPD also served as a chaplain for the Westchester County police, the New York Daily News reports. 

But the discovery that he was at the center of the investigation prompted the police department to suspend Jeremy Reichberg from his nonpaying chaplain job.

Reichberg, 42, is suspected of giving gifts to city cops in exchange for a host of favors.

Just three months after county Executive Rob Astorino received a $25,000 donation from Reichberg’s friend, Jona Rechnitz, he received the chaplain job.

“There’s no connection at all,” Astorino spokesman William O’Reilly told The Journal News.

NYPD Corruption Investigation Prompts Commissioner to Discipline 4 High-Ranking Cops

police lightsBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI corruption investigation has prompted New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to discipline four high-ranking officers.

Two of the cops – a deputy chief and deputy inspector – were transferred and their guns and badges were taken. Two other deputy police chiefs were transferred to desk duty, the New York Post reports. 

Bratton expressed disappointment with the officers.

“The public has expectations of its public officials, of the leadership of the department, and those expectations were not met,” Bratton said during a news conference. “This is not a particularly good day for the department.”

The cops are believed to be connected to Philip Banks, the former chief of the department, who sources say is a target of an investigation into improperly accepting gifts from businessman Jeremy Reichberg.

FBI Investigating NYPD, 2 Businessmen with Ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio

nypd badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating a potential corruption scandal involving the NYPD and two businessmen with close relationships to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The probe involves gifts and foreign trips that the businessmen may have given in exchange for favors, the New York Post reports.

The businessmen – Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg – are suspected of paying for airfare, hotel bills and gifts for some NYPD officials.

The trips were to places such as Israel, London, Las Vegas, Rome and the Caribbean. 

“A number of my members have been interviewed by federal investigators,” Captains Endowment Association President Roy Richter said. “All of them fully cooperated and were told they were not the targets or subject of the investigation.’’

Rechnitz denied wrongdoing.

“I have done nothing wrong and have not engaged in any inappropriate behavior with anyone connected to the NYPD,’’ Rechnitz told The Post. “Beyond that, I don’t have any comment.’’

Local Police Help FBI Keep Tabs on Growing Number of Terrorism Suspects

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is struggling to keep track of what appears to be a growing network of ISIS supporters who blend in until the time comes to attack.

CNN reports that then NYPD and other local law enforcement agencies are pitching in to search for and investigate ISIS supporters.

The most recent failure came when a known ISSI supporter who was under investigation by the FBI attacked a Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

FBI Director James Comey said the FBI keeps its eye on hundreds of suspects.

Some NYPD officers who have already been trained in surveillance will help keep track of suspects.

The goal is to add 450 officers to the department’s counterterrorism unit, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said. LAPD also is following suit.

“It’s an extraordinarily difficult challenge task to find — that’s the first challenge — and then assess those who may be on a journey from talking to doing and to find and assess in an environment where increasingly, as the attorney general said, their communications are unavailable to us even with court orders,” Comey said.

FBI Agents Handling Civil Rights Investigation of Eric Garner’s Death Are Experienced With Such Cases

Eric Garner with his children, via National Action Network

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI team handling the civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man killed by a white NYPD officer, has plenty of experience with long-term probes and public corruption cases. 

CNN reports that the New York-based agents are taking a “free look” into the July death of Garner, who was killed while being placed in an illegal chokehold.

A grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer led to protests nationwide.

One of the agents specializes in long-term investigation in the white-collar crime division.

The FBI will be reviewing the actions of the officers to determine whether the civil rights of Garner were violated.

 

NYPD Takes Precautions After ISIS Threatens Attacks on Law Enforcement

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

An FBI bulletin about ISIS encouraging attacks on law enforcement prompted the New York City Police Department to take extra steps to protect its officers, Fox News reports

“Strike their police, security and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents,” the video, released on Twitter by ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad Al-Adnani, urged, naming the U.S., France, Australia and Canada as targets.

It was the second time Isis released the video, but after last week’s deadly attack in Paris, authorities are taking no risks.

NYPD officers were warned in an internal memo over the weekend to “remain alert and consider tactics at all times while on patrol.”

“NYPD learned yesterday of the re-issuance of a previously posted video threat, believed to have been issued by ISIL in September,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis said. “Based on this new posting, which calls for the killing of civilians, soldiers, intelligence officers and police in certain countries, including France, Australia, Canada and the U.S., the NYPD sent out a message to officers reminding them to remain vigilant on patrol.”

It’s unclear how many other police departments also are taking extra measures to remain vigilant.