Cop accused of leading drug robbery crew
Alleged crooked NYPD officer Jose Tejada's service revolver which was allegedly used in a hold-up.
April 4th, 2013
04:50 AM ET

Cop accused of leading drug robbery crew

A veteran New York police officer is accused of equipping a robbery crew with state-of-the art New York police equipment and helping them loot drug dealers out of a million dollars.

The officer, Jose Tejada, 45, is also accused of allowing the robbery crew to use his Manhattan apartment for their enterprise.

In court documents filed Wednesday, federal prosecutors said the crew posed as police officers and used fake warrants to arrest drug traffickers.

The crew then robbed those it arrested of their money and their stashes of marijuana, heroin, ecstasy and cocaine, authorities said.

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  1. Paul

    To the person responsible for the photo caption:
    The firearm pictured is most definitely NOT a revolver. Revolvers have a (usually round) magazine of several chambers, each one holding an individual bullet, that sits between the barrel and the firing pin, and "revolves" with each trigger pull.
    The weapon shown is a pistol with a removable magazine. The magazine is the small piece on the bottom of the frame. It can be loaded with several rounds and when empty, completely removed with a button or lever usually located on the side of the grip of the weapon. Then a completely different magazine can be inserted, and if you're using the weapon, you plan to put a new magazine with more bullets into the weapon.
    These are fundamental differences that are known to anyone who has used a firearm. This isn't minutia. Please, if you wish to retain your credibility, learn what you're putting into your captions and if you don't know, use generic terms so you at least aren't spreading bad information. And please correct the caption. The phrase "service revolver" should be replaced with "department-issued pistol" or "...firearm". If you want to scare people, you can add the word "semi-automatic".

    April 5, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Giles Jefferson

    It goes show that some police officer's create there own wealth by developing good and bad habits... With all due respect to New York city officials please give him another chance at retaining his position of authority because having a police officer working the streets on the inside of the under cover world allows the police department to obtain valuable information leading to the arrest of more serious crimes...

    April 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
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