There’s going to be some static over the arrest of a retired city correction officer in a botched NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau sting operation.
Martin Bleiwas, 63, has been a police scanner radio buff since he was a kid and founded the radio repair shop at the city Correction Department in 1981.
Bleiwas served as a correction officer for 20 years but found himself on the wrong end of handcuffs last spring as a result of sloppy police work by the supposedly elite IAB.
“If they’re ill-prepared to investigate a garden variety case like this, it calls into question their ability and competence to investigate serious police misconduct,” said civil rights lawyer Brett Klein, who is representing Bleiwas. Klein plans to file a federal lawsuit this week over the ordeal.
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