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NYPD Quote of the Day: “I Need to Know What Color Underwear Everybody’s Wearing”


“The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy’s 81st Precinct,” chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Part 2 appears in this week’s issue of the Voice.

Here’s today’s outtake:

On October 5:

“Take a defib, please, and when I say take a defib, please, I mean remove a defibrillator device from the stationhouse, insert it in your car, and drive around with it,” he says. “Take your defib. You might need it for yourself at some point.”

“Alright, I also need to know what color underwear everybody’s wearing,” he adds, joking.

Check back for more NYPD Tapes outtakes and followups. You can email the author of the piece, Graham Rayman, here.


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