In the amazing video below, New York police officers are shown ransacking a bar and smashing gambling machines . . . and pocketing cash. The November 14, 2007 raid on a bar called Beer Googles. One officer is seen counting cash from a smashed machine and handing it to another officer, who peels off some for himself and pockets it.
The video only recently made it to YouTube where it has become a sensation. For the video, click here.
The police confiscated around $700 and arrested three workers for promoting gambling. Cash was eventually returned to the owner and the video was later shown at a trial for Sgt. William Lewis, who has been charged internally with corruption.
It is unclear why criminal charges were not brought and why this has taken so long for the NYPD. It is also unclear why only one officer was charged.
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