Because Justice is not really a concern of the Criminal Justice System. We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies.
A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.
The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.
Because they were reviewed on the number of arrests, the number of arrests had to be kept up. Justice? Ethics? These things don’t enter into their performance reviews. The only question was, “Did you make enough arrests?” Whether they were legitimate or not was not an issue.
A federal judge presiding over the suit said the NYPD’s plagued by “widespread falsification” by arresting officers.
Not one bad cop having a bad day. Two divisions with (what looks like) a policy of framing innocent people. (Hat tip to Irons in the Fire.)