New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Michael Daragjati has been charged with using racial slurs against a black man earlier this year while later bragging that he lied about the man’s resisting arrest charge.
After leaving the black mans court hearing Daragjati, 32, was recorded on his phone as he said:
“I sat there for a couple of hours by the time I got it all done but, fried another n***er … No big deal.”
As if that information wasn’t damning enough for the eight-year veteran of the NYPD he’s also being brought up on extortion charges for punching and then threatening a neighbor who he thought stole his snowplow.
Adding to the officers troubles he has been accused of intentionally bashing a truck while claiming that it was nothing more than an accident.
In the meantime the officers charges may actually help civil rights groups who have long argued that New York City officials should end their stop-and-frisk program which they say unfairly targets blacks and Latinos.
The news of racial targeting comes after a former NYPD detective alleged that framing people is a routine practice used to meet departmental quotas.
Are you surprised to learn that a NYPD officer could be charged with so many different crimes before his case makes headlines and he’s suspended?