New troubles are bubbling up for the NYPD: Internal Affairs and Prosecutors have identified "as many as two dozen cases in the past year in which cops allegedly made false statements involving routine arrests," according to the Post. This is a sharp increase over previous years, when one or two such cases would be discovered and prosecuted.

While those cases historically stemmed from big time corruption cases, such as the Brooklyn cops who were caught stealing drugs from dealers, internal affairs is finding the new cases more troubling because the "officers appear willing to take insidious shortcuts and lie on arrest reports when they are processing even routine collars, such as grand larceny, burglaries and robberies."

Sometimes, when this kind of lazy corruption is uncovered, the perps often get to walk free and sue the city for wrongful arrest, such as in the case of Bronx cop Pedro Corniel, who lied and said he was the arresting officer of a water meter thief, though he wasn't even in the building when the suspect was caught. NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told the Post, "It doesn't necessarily reflect an increased level of the problem but less acceptance of the practice and increased prosecution of it."