“Guys in Jail Are Going To Rape You” Update: NYPD Says Guy Who Treatened Cameraman Doesn’t Work for them

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

An NYPD spokeswoman tells Gothamist that the guy who threatened to arrest a cell phone camera operator and told him, “Guys in jail are going to rape you,” (which I blogged about here) is not a member of NYPD.

The Gothamist post speculates he’s a cop with another police department, though at this point that isn’t exactly clear, either. More to come, I’m sure.

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16 Responses to ““Guys in Jail Are Going To Rape You” Update: NYPD Says Guy Who Treatened Cameraman Doesn’t Work for them”

  1. #1 |  hamburglar007 | 

    Considering how I was talked to the other day by an undercover officer, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was an NYPD officer. It still amazes me how many sociopaths make it into law enforcement. Not surprising unfortunately though.

  2. #2 |  BillC | 

    Why are you amazed if it’s not surprising?

  3. #3 |  MacGregory | 

    Sorry for the threadjack but I felt the need to share this one:

    “80-year-old dragged off ATV, slammed to the ground by Cedar Grove police chief, witnesses say”


  4. #4 |  Potential LVMPD Victim | 

    I’ll put money on DEA. anyone want to lay odds against?

  5. #5 |  primus | 

    Really too bad–used to be you thought you could trust a cop. Now, it’s like Asia–you never call one if you can avoid it, because things get worse, not better when they are around. All the TV shows in the world will NOT rebuild the public’s trust in cops, nor should they.

  6. #6 |  EH | 

    Thanks NYPD. Now, if only they had an officer at the scene they could asked for more detail.

  7. #7 |  Nate | 

    Which begs the question:
    What’s more dangerous to you, a real cop, or a fake cop?

    And we’re supposed to just roll over and do whatever wacky legal (or not) request anyone claiming to be a cop says, just for the privilege of not being jailed, fined, shot, raped, harassed, sued, abused, beaten…

  8. #8 |  KBCraig | 

    As I watched the video the first time, I kept wondering why everyone believed that some guy in a loud shirt was really a cop, just because he said so.

  9. #9 |  hamburglar007 | 

    It amazes me because it shouldn’t be but is. Doesn’t surprise me because you just keep seeing it over and over again.

  10. #10 |  SJE | 

    Well, since it isn’t one of their cops, surely the NYPD should be investigating this person for impersonating a police officer and threats of violence.

  11. #11 |  MacGregory | 

    Maybe he’s just like the “ringer” on the office softball team. Sure, he can go to bat for us but he’s not getting keys to the building or anything.

  12. #12 |  Mattocracy | 

    “That guy doesn’t work for us…but he’d sure would fit in around here if he did.”

  13. #13 |  Rojo | 

    That dude was most certainly a cop. The video shows him issuing some sort of citation. And when the lead officer at the scene was asked about that cop, he told the videographer, paraphrasing, “you can complain and the such-and-such precinct” and NOT that the dude was not a cop.

    If that dude was not a member of NYPD, which I frankly doubt, than they most certainly know who he is.

    I call cover-up.

  14. #14 |  StrongStyle81 | 

    He’s getting denied because he didn’t follow police procedure. The proper procedure is to first pepper spray, tazer them and then threaten with prison rape.

  15. #15 |  Woog | 


    Because assuming someone isn’t a cop who doesn’t look like a cop can lead to your own execution. Just ask Jonathan Ayers’ widow.

  16. #16 |  SJE | 

    If Amadou Diallo is any guide, the NYPD do their own rapes, rather than outsourcing it to the prison system. This guy must have been from somewhere else.