While the accusations that two police officers groped a woman didn't pan out, it turns out that they were, in fact, drunk on the job near the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The police union says the woman had wanted to cross a police barrier, but wasn't allowed to do so...so it seems like she complained that they were drunk and groping her. Well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad. The NY Times says the police haven't found the alleged videotape of the police groping women, which the Post had alluded to yesterday. Police groping women on tape? They must have been seriously drunk. While the press is having a field day, since most controversy from the Puerto Rican Day parade has surrounded parade goers, the lawyers representing the two cops says, "We would ask people to reserve judgment until all of the facts are in. These are two active police officers - with hundreds of arrests between the two of them - who deserve the benefit of the doubt until the investigation is completed." Of course. But now Gothamist wonders, how come we never hear about police officers drinking during the St. Patrick's Day Parade?
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