Cop Has 10 Drinks, Goes on Wild Shooting Spree

In the past decade, civil suits against the NYPD have more than doubled, hitting a record high of 9,500 in 2012, according to CBS Local. They've cost taxpayers $1 billion and tend to result from such exemplary police work as making false arrests and shooting people's pets. 
Now, the city might be on the hook for $90 million thanks to a NYPD officer who got drunk and allegedly started shooting at a stopped car for no apparent reason. 
According to the AP, the two men suing the department—Joseph Felice and Robert Borrelli—were waiting at a red light when the off-duty officer unloaded 14 shots into their vehicle. Felice was hit six times, but his friend was able to rush him to the hospital in time to save his life. 

"I honestly don't know how we survived this unprovoked ambush, or why he chose to single out Joe and myself for his vicious rampage," Borrelli said, according to the AP. 
Court documents obtained by the Journal News show that the officer told police he had hit the bar after a day spent training at a NYPD shooting range. He had 10 drinks there and says he doesn't remember much of what happened next. In addition to the civil suit, he faces charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and driving while intoxicated, reports the AP.
On the bright side, the NYPD is making the city safer by arresting dancing children and people who doze off on the subway. 
#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.