NYPD Admits False Drug Arrests

The NYPD has been in a downward PR spiral all month. This sure won’t help.

The city has paid more than $1.2 million to settle false arrest lawsuits involving eight undercover cops charged with corruption in the NYPD Brooklyn South and Queens narcotics squads, the Daily News has learned. Prosecutors have also been left to clean up the mess created by detectives accused of planting drugs on innocent victims – a practice known as “flaking.” Some detectives were accused of fabricating the circumstances surrounding busts. Nearly 300 drug arrests had to be tossed in Brooklyn and Queens, most of them made by Brooklyn South narcs tainted by their false testimony and shredded credibility.

Some speculate that the $1.2M payout is just the top of the coming iceberg.