There is an interesting investigation in Brooklyn where Internal Affairs is looking into allegations that Brooklyn police officers refused to take criminal complaints and downgraded crimes to lower crime statistics. It brings a new meaning to officers warning people not to become a statistic.
The focus of the investigation is the Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 81st Precinct where felonies were allegedly recorded as misdemeanors and officers were accused of refusing to take complaints from victims. The investigation is made all the more serious by the fact that some officers say that they were chastised for reporting crimes.
Officer Adrian Schoolcraft has reportedly stated that one precinct lieutenant was known as “The Shredder” because he often destroyed documents.
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