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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes



A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.


Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

Prosecutors argued that Baily “is known to provide security services to escorts” like powerful drug kingpins and should be forced to pay a $250,000 bail. He was ultimately charged with working as a drug courier moving cocaine by an undercover cop.

According to court documents, at the end of August, Bailey met the cop pretending to be a courier, and agreed to move a kilo of cocaine. He would be paid for each kilo. The two then went to the parking lot and another officer took the bag of drugs and paid Bailey $2,500.

In another incident, Bailey met with an undercover officer in Astoria and was paid $10,000 to pick up two kilos of drugs.

“The defendant, a 12-year veteran of the police department, took an oath to enforce the law,” said acting District Attorney John Ryan. “Today, sadly, he is accused of taking part in an illicit drug operation. This kind of malfeasance will not be tolerated. I want to thank the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau for their hard work on this case.”


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Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall



Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.

Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:





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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building



Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:




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George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’



The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

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