According to Radley Balko at Reason, NYPD says this asshole who claims to be a cop while threatening a citizen reporter with jail rape is actually not one of their employees.
As readers point out:
Well if he isn’t a cop, then isn’t assuming the authority of an officer, threatening people with arrest and ordering people to disperse under that authority illegal in and of itself. I somehow doubt the uniformed officer in the video would be ok with some random drunk impersonating a police officer.
Fine. Who is the uniformed cop who either:
1. Allowed the undercover cop from wherever to threaten people with rape.
2. Allowed a non-cop to impersonate an officer.
I’m not sure I really understand how some random guy is supposedly impersonating a police detective on camera in full view of several uniformed officers on a call. Can anyone help me with that?