In a shocking moment of admission a former New York Police Department (NYPD) narcotics detective revealed this week that framing innocent people was a regular practice at the agency so quotas could be achieved.
Former detective Stephen Anderson was caught planting cocaine on our people in 2008, a practice known as “flaking” and now he is claiming that it was all part of a plan to help a fellow police officer raise his arrests record for the month.
When asked if Anderson had witnessed “flaking” by other officers he responded with a resounding “Yes, multiple times.”
Anderson’s testimony for the prosecution was being used against another narcotics detective from another squad who has been accused of the same type of frame-up activities.
When asked if he was worried that his testimony would damage the reputation of the NYPD he responded:
“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. … They’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway.”
In this case I’ll afford the NYPD their own slogan of “innocent until proven guilty” although it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the claims were in fact true.
Does it surprise you that such widespread framing jobs are occurring at NYPD offices?