NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD detective was arrested early Monday and charged with driving under the influence – becoming the sixth police employee arrested in a period of three days.
Detective Washington Mosquera, 37, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Monday in the 75th Precinct, which is located in the East New York section of Brooklyn.
He was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
Five other police employees have been arrested since Friday morning.
Officer Dennis Munge, 32, was arrested in Queens around 6 a.m. Sunday, and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was arrested in the 115th Precinct, which includes the East Elmhurst, North Corona, and Jackson Heights sections of Queens.
Also early Sunday, Officer Joseph King, 28, was arrested at 4:41 a.m. in the 114th Precinct, which includes Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights. He also was charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, NYPD Administrative Aide Curline Brown, 55, was arrested in the 48th Precinct in the Bronx. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Further details were not available in the three cases.
Another civilian employee — Traffic Agent Denise Johnson, 37 – was arrested around noon Friday in the 48th Precinct, also in the Bronx. She was charged with obstruction of government administration, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of stolen property.
Johnson was arrested when police discovered to fake guns and an assortment of stolen merchandise in her Dodge Charger, according to a New York Post report. The items allegedly had been stolen in robberies committed by her 16-year-old son and an accomplice, who were also arrested after they were caught trying to sell the items at a pawn shop, the newspaper reported.
Police had to search the car after Johnson refused to cooperate after being arrested, the newspaper reported.
And in the earliest incident around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Officer Miguel Gomez, 41, was arrested in the 49th Precinct in the Bronx and charged with unlawful surveillance.
Gomez had set up a spy cam in the building where he lived to record the activity of a 21-year-old female neighbor, according to a New York Daily News report.
Police did not tell the newspaper where the camera was set up, nor Gomez’s relationship to the woman.
2 thoughts on “Detective Becomes Sixth NYPD Employee Arrested Since Friday”
What about the police officers in Brooklyn who shot and killed that kid and started a riot? Apparently, they aren’t worth arresting, but these guys are? So murdering an unarmed person is good but having possession of drugs is bad. I’m confused.
Yup, something smells. What’s the possibility those arrested (if they really were) are being targeted because they’re not members of the “club”?