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NYPD Quote of the Day: “I’m Out There. King of My Domain”


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 the precinct commander on October 28, 2008:

“Everybody loves the sector car. They don’t want to walk on foot. Me, I like foot. I’m out there. King of my domain. Take over that block, that’s my block, my house, alright?”

Update: A group of elected officials, clergy, and community board members intend to press Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to remove the commander of Bedford-Stuyvesant 81st Precinct, Deputy Inspector Steven Mauriello. Read about it here.


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