Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fudged police stats being probed

From the Daily News:

A Brooklyn precinct is under investigation for manipulating statistics to make its cops look like better crimefighters, the Daily News has learned.

Two probes are centered around whether Bedford-Stuyvesant's 81st Precinct recorded felonies as misdemeanors and refused to take complaints from victims - all in an effort to drive down the crime rate, sources said.

And the allegations came from one of the precinct's officers.

Officer Adrian Schoolcraft shared his suspicions with the Internal Affairs Bureau and the Quality Assurance Division, the NYPD unit responsible for maintaining the integrity of crime stats.

Schoolcraft told The News the top brass are so concerned with numbers that one precinct lieutenant is known as "The Shredder" because he's often spotted destroying documents.

In interviews with The News, five crime victims appeared to back up Schoolcraft's allegations.


Gary the Agnostic said...

Ah, yes. The smell of cooked books!!!

Anonymous said...

This may be a little off topic, but what kind of last name is schoolcraft... SCHOOL-CRAFT.

That's a nice one right there.

Anonymous said...

This happens in EVERY FUCKING PCT!!!

104, 110, etc, etc

Anonymous said...

I know from personal experience that the Manhattan upper east side cops REFUSE to take reports and even take the side of the perp.

The Congressman's Shadow said...

Check out Fushing's 109th!

They spend some of their time protecting Chinese whore houses.

That's where Shenckler, Nussbaum and Ackerman get their freebies.

Anonymous said...

Oops! The police department is losing its shine.

PizzaBagel said...

Big shock! This is old news to us here at QC.

But this revelation will never get all the attention that it should and will die before we know it. Why is it that none of these scandals picks up much steam in the media? The mayor and his cronies are truly Teflon-coated beyond belief.