We fabricated drug charges against innocents to meet arrest quotas, detective testifies

Posted: October 19th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian

NY Daily News

A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.

Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as “flaking,” on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose buy-and-bust activity had been low.

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Comments (2)


  1. machaeroguy says:

    Call me radical. I think this should be a capital offense.

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