We’ve already established being a Tucson cop can be tough.
But try being one in New York City.
One off-duty cop, who was chasing a guy he found trying to rob his car, was shot and killed by a fellow officer, according to The Associated Press.
Off-duty NYPD cop fatally shot by fellow officer, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — A plainclothes policeman who drew his gun while chasing someone he had found rummaging through his car was shot and killed by a fellow officer who was driving by and saw the pursuit, the police commissioner said.
Commissioner Raymond Kelly said 25-year-old Omar J. Edwards died after being shot late Thursday within blocks of the Harlem police station where he worked….
The shooter was white and Edwards was black, a fact that could raise questions about police use of deadly force in a minority community.
In the past three years in the New York City area, there have been two other cases of off-duty policemen being shot and killed by other officers. Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/294922.php
During my time in New York City, several very helpful Brooklyn police detectives came to my rescue when I was being stalked.
Yet I also had some less-than-stellar experience with New York City cops.
So did Abner Louima.
Anyone not familiar with the Louima case needs simply Google: plunger and NYPD.