Police said they were investigating a Harlem policewoman Thursday after a straphanger claimed the officer turned her away when she tried to report a man who she says exposed himself to her on a Manhattan train.
The 41-year-old woman snapped a cell phone picture (at left/police handout) of a man she says began masturbating in front of her on a northbound number 3 train.
When she later went to the 32nd Precinct to report it, she claims the uniformed officer told her it wasn't a police matter and to call the city's 311 non-emergency hot line.
The NYPD said on that the internal affairs unit is looking into the matter.
"It was a police matter and IAB is investigating why anyone would have been told otherwise," police spokesman Paul Browne tells the paper.
In a statement, a transit spokesman said, "We are confident that police officers take these complaints seriously when alerted to by customers, and that the response of these particular officers as disclosed by the department is an aberration."
From the Daily News:
A musician whose two rare violins were swiped as he dozed on a subway claims the NYPD didn't want to hear him sing the blues.
"I felt like I was being treated like a defendant or a criminal," Gregor Kitzis, a member of the Carnegie Hall Orchestra of St. Luke's, fumed on Wednesday.
The vexed violinist claims it took two days and a lot of running around to different police stations before he could even get a cop to write a report.