NYPD cops busted for protecting crime ring in Queens and Brooklyn
Seven NYPD officers were arrested on Wednesday on charges of prostitution, corruption and misconduct.
The three-year investigation into an illegal gambling and prostitution ring in Brooklyn and Queens began with an anonymous officer’s tip to internal affairs and ended with seven officers arrested, two placed on administrative duty, and more than 40 civilians either in custody or being sought out in connection to the investigation, according to The New York Times.
The arrested officers allegedly provided protection for the ring’s activities, especially at brothels located in Sunset Park in Brooklyn and on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. Arrest rates for prostitution offenses are currently higher in these two boroughs than anywhere else in the city, reports the Times.