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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cop Arrested for Arresting Cop

Sting target was 3rd cop
The New York Post by Edmund Demarch - July 31, 2010

Two Brooklyn cops busted for allegedly trumping up charges against an undercover Internal Affairs investigator were not the intended targets of the sting, sources told The Post yesterday.
The original target was an unnamed officer who, while talking with the undercover, attracted the attention of Sgt. Raymond Stukes and Officer Hector Tirado, who took over the interaction, the sources said. Stukes and Tirado, both of the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant, pleaded not guilty yesterday to perjury for falsely charging the IAB cop with selling untaxed cigarettes. Both refused to answer reporters' questions.


Brooklyn cops charged with barging into sting operation, arresting a fellow officer on bogus charges
The New York Daily News by John Marzulli - July 30, 2010

Two cops from Brooklyn's embattled 81st Precinct were charged Friday with making a trumped-up arrest - in a sting operation caught on video. Like a couple of Keystone Kops, Sgt. Raymond Stukes and Officer Hector Tirado barged in on an Internal Affairs Bureau integrity test actually targeting another cop, sources said. The undercover IAB officer, carrying a backpack filled with packs of cigarettes, was talking to the intended target when Stukes and Tirado showed up at the corner of Chauncey St. and Howard Ave. in Brownsville on Sept. 3. Unaware that IAB was videotaping the action, Stukes and Tirado began questioning the undercover cop conducting the sting. He told them the cigarettes had legitimate tax stamps, but they hauled him into stationhouse and ended up hitting him with bogus charges: that he tried to sell bootleg cigarettes to two people. "The (arrest) paperwork was inconsistent with the events that took place on that date," said Assistant District Attorney Gregory Marshall at an arraignment in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Stukes and Tirado pleaded not guilty to felony perjury charges and were released on their own recognizance. Their lawyers declined to comment. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said the integrity test was unrelated to allegations by suspended cop Adrian Schoolcraft that police supervisors at the 81st Precinct fudged crimes statistics and violated the civil rights of nieghborhood residents. The precinct's commander was recently transferred and the NYPD is looking into Schoolcraft's claims. Stukes was the defendant in a federal lawsuit alleging false arrest in which plaintiff Andre Owens received a $25,000 settlement from the city in April.

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