NYPD: 4 Detectives Suspected Of Drinking On The Job

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD has placed four detectives from the 33rd Precinct on desk duty while officials investigate whether they were drinking on the job at a Manhattan restaurant.

The New York Times reports that the incident took place Feb. 16 at the Parrilla Steakhouse at Broadway and 164th Street in Washington Heights.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reports

The officers allegedly went to the steakhouse and drank while on duty. One of them may have sexually assaulted a waitress or paid her for sex in a back room.

The restaurant’s manager told Gary Baumgarten he had no comment.

A lawyer for the detectives tells the newspaper that he didn’t believe the waitress had accused the detectives of “inappropriate sexual conduct,” but confirmed that their conduct was being reviewed.

A lawyer for the restaurant says its owners didn’t assault the woman.

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  • MBS

    To all of the above… One shouldn’t judge anyone w/o knowing the facts. These are “allegations being investigated” at the moment. In regards to all cops being corrupt, that should be refrased my friends. Sometimes you will find a bad apple in a bunch, but how many times do you really buy a bunch of apples that are ALL rotten? In other words NOT ALL cops are the same… Keep that in mind!

    Additionally from what I’m reading, the only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down most, and belittleling others. Wait for the facts before accusing the officers. Have you questioned yourselves as to what kind of an individual this woman really is? Is she credible to her accusations? Does she want $$$ out of this? Think about that and lets step back and see what the future holds on this case.

  • nycsewer

    I just want to say at least the male cop had sex with a female in a city where the Mayor and Cardinal Dolan support men interested in other mens rectums

  • Bill from NYC

    I think no one should take the job as Law Enforcement officers, it’s little pay and you have to be away from home when everyone else is cozy with their families during holidays and other events. Let all of you fend for yourselves and when the predators that are out there rob you and rape your sisters then you’ll be crying like little babies for someone to protect you.

    • mj

      i totally agree … abouth the pat that no one should take law enforcement jobs … i’ll do just fine fending for myself always have always will

  • Bruce

    The smell of rum & gun powder is very intoxicating.

  • George Pavino

    You people dont have a clue. You are all just haters

    • Boomer

      Are you gonna give me the ol’ “such a tough job, they hafta unwind some how”…”they are protecting us, so they are exempt from common sense, and the laws they are suposed to uphold” line??? If any one of us (the non-NYPD crowd) went to work drunk, we would be fired… but of course this case will be covered up like many NYPD drinking cases… look up Edilio Mejia, a NYPD officer who was drunk behind the wheel in 2002, who crippled a cab driver… and guess what? no criminal charges filed.

      • Bill from NYC

        I’m not stating that drinking on the job is okay, however, do you now fail to mention the “liquid lunches” had by stock brokers, lawyers, judges, and the like, or construction workers who sit on the sides of buildings drinking beers with their lunches and then operate cranes and are responsible for building a structure? Additionally I believe the Patrol Guide states you may not drink in uniform, detectives were most probably in plain clothes. Cops are easy targets, how about firemen who sit in their cozy quarters drinking working-out and then steal from burning buildings, least we forget during 911 an entire firetruck was filled with gap jeans (Oh! that’s okay?) Let’s treat everyone equally.

  • Anthony

    I am absolutely certain that the detectives were drinking lemonade.

  • The Realist

    George Bush himself declared all police officers to be Legally Designated Heroes, and thus FULLY exempt from ALL laws. What changed since 2001?

    • mj

      yeah well… take it from where it came

  • CJNM321

    I dont know about you guys but if anyone at my job gets caught drinking they get fired and all we do is paper work but a cop with a deadly weapon only gets desk duty thats just wrong in so many ways

    • Drinking is not against the law!!

      I’m pretty sure your employer can’t fire you for having a drink while on your own meal time. Yes, getting drunk could get you fired, but having a drink is not against any law. If company policy states no drinking than they could also take action.

  • ftp2011

    Did they were too bad to have them drunken to figure out that they are not fit?

  • Boomer

    No surprise. Many NYPD officers are drunks, these guys just happened to get caught.

  • mj

    more “HEROS” at work. then they’d go out and shoot an unarmed person and get away with it because they ” FELT” they were in danger and ” THOUGHT” they were armed

    • mj

      forgot to mentioin them getting behind the wheel of a city owned vehicle

  • The Realist

    What happened to all cops being exempt from all laws?

  • Greta

    Why is everyone so obsessed with testing people applying for unemployment or welfare for drugs and alcohol? Cops are the biggest users along with politicians. Test them instead. They are a threat to public safety not poor people.

    • Drinking is not against the law!!

      I thought they were tested, do you have information to the contrary?

    • DrClaw

      It’s no surprise, how many of them slip their hands into the cookie jar, I mean “Evidence Locker”? I think the criminal effect rubs off on some of them after years of arresting crooks.

  • Blasterific

    Wow Lee that was intense. Any relation to Oswald?

  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.

    There is evidence that several corrupt DoJ, DoD and CIA employees had taken bribes from Al Quida in exchange for information and logistics support during the four years prior to 9/11.

    When one considers that the 9/11 terrorists could take jumbo jet flying lessons, move about the US unobstructed, live for several weeks less than 2 miles from NSA head quarters and be on State Department watch lists, even without the supporting evidence of bribery this makes sense.
    If FBI and DEA employees where less concerned with enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes and more concerened with doing their jobs, 911 may never have happened.

    • lenny

      You think too much. The typical nypd cop is a white guy from long island a year or two out of their parents basement with the iq of a bean.

      • willow

        blacks are dirty

        • kuulfox

          Be more specific, I mean we were talking about some cops aren’t we. Where did the color black, meaning black people come into this? Willow, sounds like a white female, backwoods, make up name, meanwhile your grandfather is really your father. ooops I stooping to that level, sorry willow–no dental

      • ftp2011

        you do not think at all!

    • steve m

      you people watch to much csi miami.

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