Ray Kelly's Gulag

Get on the NYPD commissioner's secret list, and you're going nowhere

The entry for Officer Joseph Liotta, meanwhile, reads: "Not suitable for highway."

In January 2007, Liotta pulled over Hoboken, New Jersey, city councilman Chris Campos on the West Side Highway. He and his partner determined that the councilman had been drinking.

Liotta thought it would be a good idea to call Hoboken police and ask them what they thought of Campos. The conversation was automatically tape-recorded.

Flickr - Howard N2GOT Brier
Flickr - NYC Arthur

"Would it be a good or a bad thing for him to become a guest of the city?" Liotta asked Hoboken Police Department duty sergeant James Peck.

The sergeant replied: "Enforce the law. . . . The fact that we've been without a contract for two years, that's beside the point."

Liotta arrested Campos on three drunk-driving misdemeanors. The councilman was found guilty of two, fined, and lost his license for 90 days. Campos also lost his council seat.

Kelly certainly could have fired Liotta for appearing to use his police powers to embarrass a politician, but his solution instead was a transfer.

Campos sued Liotta, Peck, and the NYPD, but the lawsuit was dismissed in 2010.

grayman@villagevoice.com

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
23 comments
pcasa
pcasa

Wow, the liberal media just could not wait to give Ray Kelly his horns so they could justify their idiotic backing of DeBlasio and his plan to fire Kelly for no apparent reason...well other than he is a bully who does not like him, or like stop and frisk, or the Yankees, or apparently a safe city for that matter.  I just don't get it?  Why will this guy be mayor on Jan 1st? Why were NY voters...whom I consider some of the smartest people on the planet, bamboozled by this guy who just has cute kids.  Most of his major policy stances are opposite to the way we have been making strides in fighting crime, poverty, economic development, health care, education reform and overall well being and general pride in their city.  20 years worth.  All down the tubes.  And for what?  Change? We tried that...twice.  I'm flabbergasted and really hope Im wrong...but really hope 4 years does NOT destroy a city!   

ems324
ems324

I don't think Ray Kelly should be overstepping his subordinates, because it seems like Kelly doesn't have the balls to enforce officers who deserve to be fired.  Instead, he's made a list of officers who have petty bullshit transgressions.  I think it's ironic how Kelly made this list and punishing these officers for things they've done wrong, yet what Kelly is doing is against department policy.  Kelly is running the NYPD like a dictatorship.  He's a civilian employee, he is not a swore member of the dept.  The Chief of Dept should be deciding who should be punished or transferred.  I don't think this list should exist because it's discriminating against officers.  If an officer should be fired then fire him, if there should be a disciplinary action taken then take the appropriate actions; the officer shouldn't be sent to different Pct or a division that "bad cops" go for punishment.  Kelly is running the NYPD like Hoover ran the FBI.  Hoover would send agents to assigned areas where he knew that those agents would never be a problem or embarassmeent to the agency again.  I think it's time that Ray Kelly take his retirement and leave.  Hopefully DeBlasio will recommend someone else to head the NYPD. 

Nick D
Nick D

Hopefully Anthony Bologna is on the sh*tlist. And I think he assigns the worst cops to Zuccotti Park as "punishment". The NYPD has been nothing but helpful to me everywhere but at Zuccotti Park.

As for the cop who gave a DUI to the Hoboken city councilman, why should he be taken off traffic duty for that? He should be commended for not letting him off with a warning. No matter who you are, if you drive drunk you should be treated the same as everyone else who drives drunk.

Johnqcitizen
Johnqcitizen

post the list, the people on it have a right to know that they're being denied career advancement without just cause

Connie Kosuda
Connie Kosuda

best idea ever - post the whole list - make it public - start a shit storm - blow Kelly's cover - embarrass Bloomie - couldn't be better!!!

Zookeeper
Zookeeper

Well, it is certainly a "shit-list" but with the unfathomably low level character of most NYPD cops, what do you expect? Instead of NYPD being a well-trained, highly-disciplined force that uphold the law and have the ability to do so with integrity and intelligence, we have a shower of ill-trained, corrupt and angry shit protecting the city. They are an army of thugs. Kelly, as their General, ought to be on the list himself, but I suppose the City needs someone like him to keep a lid on the uniformed terrorists that are so-called "New York's Finest". White shirt abuse at OWS would be the least of our troubles if there wasn't the constant fear of the "Disapproved by PC" list. So, I find myself feeling strangely grateful; what else can be done with an untrainable group?

ibivi
ibivi

The NYPD is not unique in having a shit list. It is pretty much SOP in most companies. If you get on it for being anti-management, union activity, speaking out about policies, etc, etc you will never be promoted, you will never be transferred, you will never be selected for special projects and they are just waiting for you to screw up so that they can fire you for just cause. If you realize that you are on such a list look for work elsewhere asap.

Red_Eye_Girl_4434
Red_Eye_Girl_4434

---Тhis is сrаzу...Мy friеnd`s sistеr mакеs 78/hr оn thе intеrnеt. Shе hаs bееn unеmрlоуеd fоr 11 mоnths but lаst mоnth hеr incоmе wаs 7985$ јust wоrкing оn thе РС fоr а fеw hоurs. Gо tо this wеb sitе .......http://alturl.com/b8ru3

Pissedoff
Pissedoff

I agree the whole list should be posted as public info so officers can contact the union and put pressure on a department that portrays all its subordinates as corrupt, when in fact, the corrupt ones are the ones who have no one over them.

Leonard
Leonard

my friends mom makes $73 every hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her check was $7650 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this web site CashHard.com

Leonard
Leonard

my friends mom makes $73 every hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her check was $7650 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this web site CashHard.com

Ramin
Ramin

Post the whole list! First name, last initial, rank and command.

The Truth
The Truth

So do you have evidence that Ray Kelly personally reviewed and approved of the favorable transfer for Tony Baloney after he pepper sprayed those women?

ems324
ems324

@Johnqcitizen I couldn't agree with you more.  I don't think that Kelly expected this list to go public.  I hope the list is made public because all those officers are going to have a class action suit against Kelly, the city and the NYPD. 

delmont88
delmont88

Wow, you immediately impeached your credibility and reveal yourself as a cretin and cop-basher when you preamble with "...low level character of MOST NYPD cops." Quite funny that when you write that you come off with a low level of intelligence and a high level of hatred of cops.

Sekayi
Sekayi

You obviously know very little (slim to nothing ) about the nypd except your personal experience with a hand full of cops and reading the good ole "reliable" newspapers! If the public doesnt respond to courtesy, professionalism and respect, then other measures to be taken is most definitely in order

ems324
ems324

@ibivi hold on a second.  You're comparing being a police officer and protecting people from criminals to working at someplace like walmart or some other non-law enforcement company.  that's like comparing apples to oranges.  This doesn't happen in any other Police agency that I know of.  Kelly has been given to much power because he's bloomie's cronie. 

Tc755
Tc755

thats sweet bro im so happy for your friends mom, she must be really special

SHOW-IS
SHOW-IS

No but your moma do. I never knowd and honest cop. My grany back in the 50s called em no good flat-footed wholagans. I guess there aint much chaged in all these years. Show-is the truth!

ems324
ems324

@SHOW-IS BTW, ITS HOOLIGANS !!!! LEARN HOW TO WRITE AND SPELL

delmont88
delmont88

Did your Grammy also tell you that you're an ignorant fool that should have remained in school after pre-k?

ems324
ems324

@delmont88 ROTFLMAO.  HE MISSED THE CLASS ON SPELLING AND GRAMMAR. 

 
New York Concert Tickets
Loading...