At least 300 NYPD officers who committed fireable offenses on the job from 2011 through 2015 -- including lying, cheating, stealing and assaulting civilians -- were allowed to keep their jobs, an investigation by BuzzFeed News has found.
The news website combed through hundreds of pages of the notoriously secret internal NYPD files, leaked to them by a source who was kept anonymous by the site and verified through more than 100 phone calls, visits to officers' homes, interviews with prosecutors and a review of court records.
One officer in the Bronx was accused of viciously beating a man with his police baton after the man insulted him; the man sustained a gash that required 12 staples to close, according to BuzzFeed News. The same officer was also accused of falsely arresting another person, assaulting yet another and fabricating evidence against a fourth.
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Source: NBC News