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NYPD Quote of the Day: ‘Just Keep the Hounds Off’


Graham Rayman’s “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.

Here’s today’s outtake:

From a sergeant, December 8, 2008:

“Just keep the hounds off. A parker. A 250. Someone walking down the street. You know what, I stopped them. Yeah, so what. I did a 250, what’s the big deal? Let ’em go. He didn’t have any information. Who cares. It’s still a 250, You know what, that keeps a smile on his face. You ain’t gotta do something further. It’s that simple.”

Read Part 2 of the series here, and check back for more quotes and follow-ups.


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