Five NYPD Employees, 3 of Them Cops, Arrested in Two Days
NEW YORK CITY — It was a bad weekend for misbehaving members of the NYPD.
Three police officers and two civilian NYPD staffers were arrested on charges ranging from DWI and unlawful surveillance to criminal possession of a weapon and leaving the scene of an accident, according to police.
The rash of arrests started Friday morning, when Miguel Gomez, a 41-year-old cop, was charged with unlawful surveillance, police said. Gomez, an eight-year NYPD veteran, is accused of spying on a 21-year-old female neighbor with video cameras he mounted in his Bronx building, the Daily News reported.
Police had recovered footage of her son and his friend allegedly trying to sell stolen goods from five robberies, the Post reported. They confronted Johnson, who has worked for the NYPD for five years, and later discovered the items in her car, according to the Post. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of stolen property and obstruction of government administration.
On Saturday, Bronx police arrested Curline Brown, 55, an administrative aide for the NYPD, and charged her with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Two officers were arrested on St. Patrick's Day in Queens for driving while intoxicated, police said. One officer, Joseph King, 28, was arrested at 4:41 a.m. after getting into a car accident, fleeing the scene, then refusing to take a breathalyzer, police said. He was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing a breath test, police said.
Police provided no additional details about where or when the crash occurred, or if any civilians or other cars were involved.
Officer Dennis Munge, 32, was also arrested on DWI charges in Queens on Sunday. A police spokesperson provided no additional information about Munge's arrest.