Three members and a former supervisor of the NYPD’s Bronx Narcotics Division have been pulled from street duty as the result of an Internal Affairs Bureau misconduct probe. One of those detectives -- whose online moniker is “PistolPete” -- is also the single most-sued officer in the NYPD. Since 2006, PistolPete has faced 28 lawsuits and cost the city $884,000 in settlements.
According to a New York Daily News investigation, there are scores of cases alleging false arrests by PistolPete and crew. The charges were thrown out, but people were left injured or facing job and housing problems. Others claim PistolPete used questionable information to justify brazen mass-raids.
The most recent lawsuit was brought in November by a 23-year-old man who claims PistolPete and other detectives broke down his door and falsely arrested him and his friends. They had a warrant -- for a different apartment.