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NYPD Quote of the Day: “You Don’t Need to Take That Report”


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 on January 30, 2009:

“Make sure we’re notified on any majors, robberies and stuff like that. Make sure you bring the complainant/victim back to the squad. If the CV wants to make a report of a robbery, but they don’t want to help us out, look through photos, you don’t need to take that report.”

Read Part 2 of the series here, and check back on Runnin’ Scared for follow-ups as you await Part 3.


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