CrownHeights.info has learned that the two ‘Officers’ that were assigned to car 1474, Ditto and Lee, known as the APL car [or otherwise knows as the car that gives out all the seatbelt and cell phone tickets], were removed from street duty! This news comes after they have harassed Crown Heights residents, and according to most residents, they were biased and have harassed both Shomrim and Hatzalah Members in the past.
Motorists still remember the first two ‘Officers’ Kennedy and Muintz who were removed from their duties for various violations. The most serious being; they struck a pedestrian on Purim during the ticket blitz then left the scene, telling the pedestrian “nothing happened”, and another incident where they made a motorist get out of her vehicle to collect her drivers license and ticket.
After the removal of these two ‘Officers’, Lee and Ditto were assigned to the APL car. There are numerous rumors flying about as to the circumstances of their removal, one of them being; after an investigation of hundreds of complaints to the CCRB [Civil Complaint Review Board] against the duo. The CCRB opened the camera that is located on the windshield of the car [placed there to prevent departmental irregularities] and the investigators came across a harrowing incident where the ‘Officers’ chased a motorcycle out of the jurisdiction of the 71st precinct, during which the cyclist was involved in a fatal accident and upon this happening the two ‘Officers’ ‘fled’ the scene.
The authenticity of the rumors can be questioned, however a previous incident involving these two reckless ‘Officers’, where they drove at a high rate of speed in pursuit of a small ‘moped’, down union street from the Kingston Ave to New York Ave (driving against traffic) (Click Here to read that story) this wouldn’t be such a far cry.
We also learned that not only have the ‘Officers’ lost their guns and badges they were also transferred out of the borough. One was assigned to the Bronx on desk duty, while the other to Manhattan on desk duty as well.
Residents are urged to fight unjust tickets they received from them.
Remember, since Mayor Bloomberg implementation of the 311 hotline the police now have who and what to answer for, complaints to the CCRB have gone up %70 since 311, so if you feel you were mistreated in any way, call 311 and complain!