Quantcast
Connect with us

BUSTED: Ex-NYPD ‘Cop of the Month’ caught lying about being robbed at knifepoint

Published

on

Newly-released surveillance footage undermines an undercover New York City police officer’s claim that four men robbed him at knifepoint outside a hardware store, the New York Daily News reported.

“The detective’s statements of facts are directly contradicted by the videotape,” said attorney Audrey A. Thomas, who is representing one of the four men arrested based on the officer’s story. “In light of this, justice can only be served, in this instance, by an immediate dismissal of all of the charges for all of the defendants.”

ADVERTISEMENT

According to Gothamist, the officer, identified as Winston McDonald, testified in Brooklyn Criminal court that four people — 24-year-old Samantha Dabel, 28-year-old Peterson Duplan, 29-year-old Ricardi Joseph, and 33-year-old Jean Scott — approached him and threatened to “f*ck him up” inside the store during the Dec. 26 encounter.

McDonald also said that Duplan told him, “Give me your money or I will stab you” outside the store and flashed a switchblade at him. Duplan and his three companions were arrested outside and charged with resisting arrest, robbery, menacing, and obstructing governmental administration. Joseph was also charged with criminal sale of marijuana.

While the footage shows an argument between McDonald — whose face is digitized — and the suspects, it also shows Duplan making a motion like he is being handcuffed. Thomas said the officer approached the group trying to buy drugs, and Duplan saying he recognized him from a prior arrest.

More crucially, video filmed outside the store shows no indication that McDonald was ever threatened. Instead, the group walks away from the store and McDonald follows them. The Daily News reported that they were arrested 10 minutes after the group walked out of the camera’s view.

ADVERTISEMENT

Photography Is Not A Crime reported that McDonald was named the NYPD’s “Cop of the Month” in February 2012.

Watch the video, as posted online on Wednesday, below.

ADVERTISEMENT

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and legal efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. We’ve launched a weekly podcast, “We’ve Got Issues,” focused on issues, not tweets. And unlike other news outlets, we’ve decided to make our original content free. But we need your support to do what we do.

Raw Story is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. We’re not part of a conglomerate, or a project of venture capital bros. From unflinching coverage of racism, to revealing efforts to erode our rights, Raw Story will continue to expose hypocrisy and harm. Unhinged from billionaires and corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten.

We need your support to keep producing quality journalism and deepen our investigative reporting. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Invest with us in the future. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click to donate by check.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. We’ve launched a weekly podcast, “We’ve Got Issues,” focused on issues, not tweets. Unlike other news sites, we’ve decided to make our original content free. But we need your support to do what we do.

Raw Story is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. We’re not part of a conglomerate, or a project of venture capital bros. From unflinching coverage of racism, to revealing efforts to erode our rights, Raw Story will continue to expose hypocrisy and harm. Unhinged from corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten.

We need your support to keep producing quality journalism and deepen our investigative reporting. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Invest with us in the future. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.



Report typos and corrections to: [email protected]. Send news tips to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

CNN

‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman

Published

on

One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.

Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.

Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1162726857231544320

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘He believes he’s a king and a dictator’: Ex-GOP congressman backs impeaching ‘unfit conman’ Trump

Published

on

President Donald Trump was blasted on MSNBC on Saturday by a former Republican congressman for being an "unfit conman."

Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) about a recent New York Times op-ed he wrote calling for Trump to face a primary challenge from the right.

"There’s a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger," Walsh wrote. "I know a thing or two about insurgencies. I entered Congress in 2011 as an insurgent Tea Party Republican."

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Heather Heyer’s mom says things have gotten worse since Charlottesville — but she has a solution

Published

on

CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday interviewed Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer. Her daughter was murdered by a white nationalist terrorist during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

"When you watch what’s happening in Portland, thankfully everything right now is peaceful, but does it sort of give you that knee-jerk reaction where your hackles kind of go up, just given everything your family has been through?" Cabrera asked.

"My hackles don’t really go down anymore," Bro replied. "I am constantly tracking these things around the country as they happen. Yeah, I think after two years ago, mine will never completely go down again."

Continue Reading
 
 

Thank you for whitelisting Raw Story!

As a special thank you, from now until August 31st, we're offering you a discounted rate of $5.99/month to subscribe and get ad-free access. We're honored to have you as a reader. Thank you. :) —Elias, Membership Coordinator
LEARN MORE
close-link
close-image