Seventeen New York police officers were indicted Friday after a probe into one officer’s drug ties grew into a controversy with officers caught on tape making racist remarks and discussing various wrongdoings.
“That’s how a lot of cops talk,” one source told the New York Daily News. “The difference here is it’s all on tape.”
According to reports, officers can be heard on tape discussing ticket-fixing, making overtly racist remarks and trash talking about the people they’re paid to protect.
“If a Bronx jury hears a cop call someone a n—-r or an animal, everything else they say goes out the window,” said one veteran defense lawyer with a client who wasarrested by a cop implicated in the scandal.