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Brooklyn Cop Allegedly Involved In 'Panty Bribery' Scheme

| by Emily Smith

Brooklyn officer Delfin Lantigua was arrested Thursday after allegedly asking female NYPD recruits for their underwear, money and sex in exchange for a quick hire.

The 34-year-old was caught when one woman met him at a restaurant and he asked for her underwear. The woman was so appalled that she reported him to the police, who launched an investigation.

After Lantigua was arrested, police found three pairs of underwear inside his locker at the Brooklyn North Task Force.

Lantigua also allegedly asked for $1,000 from each woman.

The officer formerly worked in applicant processing where he obtained each woman’s personnel information. He also had the ability to accelerate each woman's application.

Lantigua was charged with receiving a bribe, official misconduct and coercion.

Sources: NY Post, All Over News