Drunk NYPD story on RT accurate or propaganda?

http://rt.com/usa/156488-three-drunk-cops-shot-nyc/ Phone Post 3.0

True, regrettably.

Although they have tons of movies and TV shows about it, NYPD is a SHIT police job.

They hire the guys left over after Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester and the Troopers have picked the top candidates.

When you hire the bottom of the barrel, you end up with a lot of shit like this.

NYPD is--at best--a stepping stone to another police job. In every academy class, a bunch of guys turn their shit in at graduation and move on for greener pastures.

Gforce - True, regrettably.

Although they have tons of movies and TV shows about it, NYPD is a SHIT police job.

They hire the guys left over after Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester and the Troopers have picked the top candidates.

When you hire the bottom of the barrel, you end up with a lot of shit like this.

NYPD is--at best--a stepping stone to another police job. In every academy class, a bunch of guys turn their shit in at graduation and move on for greener pastures.
I just signed yesteday with Nassau. We get sworn in Monday 0700 and the academy starts on Tuesday. Almost half of our class of 170 is NYPD bosses and officers Phone Post 3.0

Congrats, brother.

That's one of the best police jobs on the planet...

Gforce - Congrats, brother.

That's one of the best police jobs on the planet...
thanks man, thats what they say. I took the test 7 years ago, its been a long time coming Phone Post 3.0

Three drunk cops shot at people this week in NYC

 

In a troubling series of events, the last week of April saw drunken New York City police officers shoot at people on three separate occasions.

The current trend began on Thursday, April 24, when two NYPD detectives who were supposed to be out investigating a robbery decided to take a detour at a local bar. The New York Daily News reported that each officer drank 11 beers before 57-year-old Jay Poggi – who’d reportedly also had a couple of shots – ended up shooting his partner Matthew Sullivan in the wrist.

Poggi ended up driving Sullivan to the hospital, where he ultimately underwent two surgeries. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear – Poggi claimed his gun was set off by accident when he was showing it off to Sullivan, but investigators told the Daily News they "believe the shooting happened outside the car — possibly with the detectives firing the gun in the air."

Poggi was charged with driving while intoxicated.

This past Tuesday, meanwhile, an off-duty police officer baffled investigators when he reportedly discharged his gun 13 times in the direction of a car that was stopped next to him at a traffic light. At this point, 27-year-old officer Brendan Cronin was heading home after a trip to the bar when he began firing at the car, hitting the man in the other car six times – in his arm, hand, and torso – before driving off.

Eventually, he was flagged down by police, but allegedly pointed his gun at the responding officer before turning himself over. Cronin was arrested and charged with assault, but was apparently so drunk he could not even remember firing his weapon. Currently, police have no reason as to why Cronin acted the way he did.

“As of right now it seems to be completely random,” added Chief Benefico to the New York Times. “We have nothing to link either party to each other — no road rage, nothing right now. We are looking into that, but we have no link that connects the two of them.”

The victim, 47-year-old Joe Felice, was in stable condition as of Wednesday.

Just a few hours after this incident, a female NYPD officer was involved in a drunk shooting incident in New Jersey. There are conflicting reports about what exactly occurred, but both the New York Post and Daily News stated that officer Wanda Anthony discharged her weapon during a domestic altercation.

The Post reported that Anthony fired her gun into the car of another woman, while the Daily News stated she fired “at least one round at a former boyfriend” and his new girlfriend.

Anthony fled the scene but was eventually arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Further charges may be levied as the investigation unfolds.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton stated that stricter monitoring would be implemented after the first incident, but also expressed concern over the most recent occurrences.

“We’re very concerned with a number of reports,” he told the Daily News. “I, personally, am very disturbed about the number of incidents in recent weeks that are part of a longer-term problem of inappropriate use of alcohol by members of our department.”

Tommy Gunnz - 
Gforce - Congrats, brother.

That's one of the best police jobs on the planet...
thanks man, thats what they say. I took the test 7 years ago, its been a long time coming Phone Post 3.0

Good stuff.

I remember hearing stories of eligible lists being thrown out because there was cheating on the test, etc.

You know it's a good job when NYPD sergeants and detectives are quitting to go back to a police academy and then uniformed patrol.

Tip for the academy: in civil service, you are best off not being known to the instructors. That means not finishing first and most definitely not finishing last.

With regard to the academy, your goal should be not having any of the instructors know your name on graduation date.

Gforce -
Tommy Gunnz - 
Gforce - Congrats, brother.

That's one of the best police jobs on the planet...
thanks man, thats what they say. I took the test 7 years ago, its been a long time coming Phone Post 3.0

Good stuff.

I remember hearing stories of eligible lists being thrown out because there was cheating on the test, etc.

You know it's a good job when NYPD sergeants and detectives are quitting to go back to a police academy and then uniformed patrol.

Tip for the academy: in civil service, you are best off not being known to the instructors. That means not finishing first and most definitely not finishing last.

With regard to the academy, your goal should be not having any of the instructors know your name on graduation date.
Your civil service tip is dead on.

It sucks but it's the way it is everywhere.

Finish 1st and maybe they start you over from the beginning because they didn't like your "attitude".

It's like the old football coach with running laps.

Are you tired? Yes sir.

Ok. You are out of shape. 10 more.

Are you tired? No sir

Ok. You are an athlete. 10 more. Phone Post 3.0

I agree with you guys. I am a better than average runner but FAR from great so there is absolutely ZERO chance I will be coming in 1st while running and I shouldn't be last either. I plan on staying very low key. I'm 33 so I'll let the young guys act reckless.


As they say, "the nail that sticks out gets hammered" Phone Post 3.0

Tommy Gunnz -
Gforce - True, regrettably.

Although they have tons of movies and TV shows about it, NYPD is a SHIT police job.

They hire the guys left over after Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester and the Troopers have picked the top candidates.

When you hire the bottom of the barrel, you end up with a lot of shit like this.

NYPD is--at best--a stepping stone to another police job. In every academy class, a bunch of guys turn their shit in at graduation and move on for greener pastures.
I just signed yesteday with Nassau. We get sworn in Monday 0700 and the academy starts on Tuesday. Almost half of our class of 170 is NYPD bosses and officers Phone Post 3.0


Pm me. I'm a 2nd SQD detective. NCPD.
I'll fill you in on some details. Quite honestly it's A VERY VERY sketchy time to take this job. I'm happy for you but I, like most cops here is very upset about this job.

-Al Phone Post

IsoMetric - 
Tommy Gunnz -
Gforce - True, regrettably.

Although they have tons of movies and TV shows about it, NYPD is a SHIT police job.

They hire the guys left over after Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester and the Troopers have picked the top candidates.

When you hire the bottom of the barrel, you end up with a lot of shit like this.

NYPD is--at best--a stepping stone to another police job. In every academy class, a bunch of guys turn their shit in at graduation and move on for greener pastures.
I just signed yesteday with Nassau. We get sworn in Monday 0700 and the academy starts on Tuesday. Almost half of our class of 170 is NYPD bosses and officers Phone Post 3.0


Pm me. I'm a 2nd SQD detective. NCPD.
I'll fill you in on some details. Quite honestly it's A VERY VERY sketchy time to take this job. I'm happy for you but I, like most cops here is very upset about this job.

-Al Phone Post

PM sent

Thanks for the link, BathSalts. Phone Post 3.0