Six NYPD employees—including four officers—have been arrested in the past three days. The most sensational charges were levied against a 44-year-old cop Miguel Gomez, an eight year veteran of the department who's accused of setting up a surveillance camera in his Bronx building to monitor his 21-year-old female neighbor. (Surely he was just making sure she got home safe if she had too much to drink.) We made a bullet point list of the others so you can keep track:
- Traffic Enforcement Agent Denise Johnson, 37, was arrested on Friday in the Bronx after police found stolen belongings and fake guns in her Dodge Charger. Police say her 16-year-old son and an accomplice were involved in five robberies—they were arrested after trying to sell some stolen merchandise at a pawn shop, and Johnson was arrested when she refused to cooperate with investigators and they searched her car.
- On Saturday night, an administrative aide for the NYPD was arrested in the Bronx for criminal possession of a controlled substance. A source tells DNAinfo that Curline Brown, 55, was busted for marijuana possession, but that hasn't been officially confirmed.
- Joseph King, a 28-year-old NYPD officer, was charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Refusal to Take Breath Test. Police say King had gotten into an accident on the BQE in Queens around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. After allegedly fleeing the scene and then being pulled over, he refused to take a breath test. It's unclear if there were any injuries as result of the crash.
- At 6 a.m. on St. Paddy's Day, NYPD Officer Dennis Munge, 32, was charged with DWI in Jackson Heights, Queens.
- And at 1:30 a.m. this morning, NYPD Detective Washington Mosquera, 37, was charged with DWI in Brooklyn.
The surge in arrests comes days after ex-NYPD detective Kevin Spellman was sentenced to three-to-nine years in prison for drunkenly running down and killing 66-year-old Bronx grandmother Drane Nikac in 2009.