NYPD sergeant stripped of guns after his cop girlfriend uses Instagram to expose his affair with married subordinate: sources
An NYPD cop enraged to learn her sergeant boyfriend was cheating with a married subordinate got her revenge the modern way: on Instagram.
The scorned cop posted pictures of her lover kissing and caressing his secret side piece — prompting the NYPD to swoop in and strip the two-timing Lothario’s guns away, the Daily News has learned.
NYPD brass first learned of the messy situation on Dec. 30. That’s when they were tipped off to pictures that surfaced on Sgt. Kandou Worley’s Instagram showing Worley kissing Officer Stephanie Gallardo, who is married to another cop, according to an internal NYPD report obtained by The News.
“I told my girl I loved her 10 mins b4 I f---ed this one,” one of the photos was captioned.
“She’s someone’s wife, she’s not my girl tho,” a second photo was captioned. “I have one and this is not her!!!!”
Worley, 40, and Gallardo, along with Gallardo’s husband, all work in the NYPD’s prestigious strategic response group, which responds to terror attacks, civil unrest and other major emergencies.
Gallardo was called in for an internal interview. She told the NYPD that she married her husband in 2014 — two years after attending the police academy together — and that while they have a 20-month-old daughter and continue to live together, they are now separated, according to the report.
She said she dated Worley in September and October but was never intimate with him beyond kissing.
According to the internal report, Gallardo told cops what Worley had told her: his steady girlfriend, Tyeis Coppin, a cop in the 32nd precinct in Harlem, had gained access to his Instagram account and in a fit of rage posted the photos of him and Gallardo together.
One picture showed Worley kissing Gallardo on her forehead, a second showed her sitting on his lap and the third was of him standing behind her.
After talking to Gallardo, the NYPD took Worley’s four 9mm handguns away from him.
Worley joined the NYPD in July 2007.
“You are allowed to have a relationship with a subordinate,” unless those subordinates are recruits in the Police Academy, said Sgt. Brendan Ryan, an NYPD spokesman.
The NYPD also took away three 9mm handguns from Gallardo, and one 9mm from both her husband and from Coppin, who joined the force in 2000. Those guns have since been returned, sources said.
While none of the four cops had threatened each other, the guns were removed as a precaution, sources said. All but Worley have their guns back, Ryan said.
Worley could get his gun backs after he is interviewed by investigators, sources said.
He and the officers were not transferred and remain on full-duty.