Many NYPD officers reportedly stopped enforcing minor laws following the execution of Brooklyn officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramoson on Dec. 20, 2014.
According to the New York Daily News, the NYPD officers are also angry because New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke out against police brutality following the fatal choking of Eric Garner by a NYPD officer who was not indicted.
The New York Post reported that enforcement of minor offenses and traffic violations dropped off by 94 percent, parking violations plunged by 92 percent and arrests were down 66 percent for the week of Dec. 22, 2014.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a police union which holds no legal authority, has reportedly told officers not to make arrests “unless absolutely necessary.”
Breaking911.com reports today that one NYPD officer was horsing around on the job by holding onto the hood of a patrol car while it was moving (video below).
The officer reportedly suffered a serious injury when he fell off the hood and his head hit the street near the Brooklyn police precinct. The injury cost taxpayers as the officer was rushed to a local hospital via a police escort with a NYPD chopper flying above.