Former New York City Police Detective Arrested
A former New York City detective was arrested for allegedly issuing phony police badges to dozens of convicted felons.
Mr. Neves, 49, who is a resident of Staten Island and a former city detective, appeared on Tuesday before Federal District Court in Manhattan, New York and was released on $55,000 bail.
The police reported that Mr.Neves was fired from Police Department in 1995. He was found guilty of obtaining computer records.
The case is being prosecuted in New York, and Mr. Rios will be brought to Manhattan District Court to face the charges, officials reported.
Several of these phony badges were used to evade traffic tickets and to gain access into government building. In at least one case, the court papers said, a student used a badge to pose as an officer while committing a robbery.