Through The Static

April 12, 2008

Officer Accused of a Second Career: Robbing Banks

Filed under: Culture,Randomness — disciplepete @ 7:21 am

I’ve heard of moonlighting, but this is really pushing the envelope:

Christian A. Torres’s neighbors in Queens remember his pride, how he stepped tall when he first wore the uniform of a New York City police officer.

He’d earned a 3.6 grade-point average at John Jay College of Criminal Justice while holding down one or two part-time jobs. He became a leader in the Police Department’s cadet program. In July 2007, he traded his books for a gun belt and joined the Police Academy. Six months later, he was on patrol in the Brooklyn subways.

But on Friday, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said that as he moved from cadet to recruit to probationary police officer, Christian A. Torres, 21, was something else as well:

A serial bank robber. (NYT)

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1 Comment »

  1. “…apparently using some of the $118,305 for a new car, for a diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend and to pay off his STUDENT LOANS.” (NYT)

    Well, that’s one way of working the system.

    Comment by Aliiiiiiice — April 12, 2008 @ 8:25 am | Reply


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