Not too long ago, it was speculated that the serial killer or serial killers suspected in the deaths of several women and a baby or child found dumped at the side of Ocean Parkway on Long Island had working knowledge of law enforcement procedures, were possibly current or former law enforcement officers themselves, and that the circumstance could be impeding police efforts to identify the killers.
The New York Post today contends that a former NYPD cop and another cop assigned to desk duty due to past issues with prostitutes are being investigated in relation to the slayings. The NYP declined to identify the men, but describe a disturbing history of suspected misconduct and abuse of sex workers:
One cop was forced out of the job in the 1990s when his supervisors learned he spent time pursuing hookers and paying street walkers and down-and-out women for sex while he was supposed to be on patrol.
An internal investigation led to his resigning under pressure, one source said.
The other officer still works for the NYPD but was stripped of his gun and badge years ago because he allegedly assaulted a prostitute and got arrested during a sting operation.
The latter was moved to desk duty, the Post reports, but is unable to respond to emergencies or make arrests because higher ups didn’t “trust him.” The two men, however, are not the sole focus of the investigation.