Two principled cops earned top honors this week from the 84th Precinct Community Council.
Officers Fernando Garcia and Tamar Keaton were on routine patrol recently when they were confronted by a man using bus stops in the vicinity of Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue as a work space for a large area construction project.
The cops confronted the person, according to Leslie Lewis, the president of the precinct council, and he allegedly offered “a big-time bribe” so that they would look the other way.
The righteous cops did nothing of the sort, Lewis said.
They contacted their superiors, who then conducted a sting operation. The suspect allegedly “reiterated the offer,” on tape, according to Captain Alan Abel, the commanding officer of the precinct.
“He wanted to reward them for not doing their duty,” Abel said.
Abel did not provide any further details, as the matter is still in the prosecution stage.
For their efforts, the pair was recognized as Cops of the Month. They received sincere applause and wooden plaques at the 84th Precinct Community Council’s May 20 meeting.
©2008 Community Newspaper Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.