Another 14 Charged in Probe of NYPD

From Reuters

Fourteen more New York police officers, including two sergeants, have been charged in the city's investigation of drug trafficking, theft and other crimes, prosecutors said Wednesday.

A total of 28 present and former police officers have now been charged in state and federal cases as part of the corruption crackdown. All of the officers are from the 30th Precinct in Harlem.

The two sergeants, who are the first supervising officers to be charged in the investigation, and seven of the other police officers were arrested on federal criminal complaints which charge them with perjury, federal civil rights violations and extortion. Five other police officers pleaded guilty Tuesday to state and federal criminal charges of perjury, grand larceny, narcotics trafficking, possession of narcotics, federal civil rights violations and income tax evasion.

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