NYPD Detective Admits To Fabricating Drug Charges Against Innocent People
Former New York narcotics detective Stephen Anderson admitted to fabricating drug cases against innocent people in order to meet arrest quotas, while testifying in court for his involvement in a NYPD corruption scandal
Anderson admitted to planting cocaine on suspects to help his colleagues make arrest quotas and secure their jobs.
The NY Daily News reports:
Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as “flaking,” on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose buy-and-bust activity had been low.
“Tavarez was … was worried about getting sent back [to patrol] and, you know, the supervisors getting on his case,” he recounted at the corruption trial of Brooklyn South narcotics Detective Jason Arbeeny.
Anderson admitted to multiple false arrests saying, “It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators.”
“It’s almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway,” he said.
Reports also state that NYC paid $300,000 to settle a false arrest lawsuit by Jose Colon and his brother Maximo, who were falsely arrested by Anderson and Tavarez, after a surveillance tape showed they had been framed.
If this doesn’t prove that some cops are corrupt than nothing will. Are you surprised?