Putting the Criminal in “Criminal Justice System.” NYPD officer suspected of stealing from suspects caught taking cash from undercover cop in sting operation, sources say.
Do you think the rules apply to cops? Because he clearly didn’t think so.
A Manhattan cop under investigation for allegedly stealing money from people he’s arrested wound up taking cash from the wrong suspect — an undercover officer posing as a drunken driver, police sources said.
Joseph Stokes, who’s assigned to the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side, was busted Tuesday after the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau set up a sting, sources said.
That’s Grand Larceny. Not that justice has been served yet, but I don’t think there is 100 percent chance that he won’t get away with a slap on the wrist. Because while internal affairs may have arrested him, I’m fairly certain that a lot of cops don’t think they should have.