If new allegations against former cops, who admit accepting cash and sexual favors for protecting a Flushing whore house, are true, then the hammer should come down hard. Informants allegedly say that two former 109th Precinct cops planted drugs on suspects and stole their cash.
It matters little that the people they are accused of framing may be drug dealers. If these cops planted drugs, then their drug-related arrests must be questioned. Prosecutors will have to go back and look at every case where they testified that a defendant was carrying drugs.
Federal Judge Sandra Townes has decided to delay the sentencing of ex-NYPD Officer Dennis Kim. He was already facing two years in federal prison. If the new charges can be proved, he may face more time.
Police officers have the power to deprive people of their freedom and put them in jail and then prison. It is fitting that they are held to the highest level of accountability.
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