Charges Dropped Against Repo Man Who Tried To Tow NYPD Detective’s Car

A repo man from Staten Island in New York City has had charges against him dropped after he was arrested in May for trying to repossess the car of a New York Police Department (NYPD) detective.

Spectrum News NY 1 reports that Jose Rodriguez was going about his job in May when he tried to tow a Nissan Maxima owned by a detective from the 120th Precinct. A bank allegedly wanted to take possession of the car because of three missed loan payments.

However, police surrounded Rodriguez, released the car, and arrested him on a felony charge of possession of stolen property. He was thrown in jail for more than 20 hours before being released.

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It didn’t take long before the felony charge was dropped but authorities continued to pursue the man for a number of misdemeanors, including charges of falsifying business records and possessing police scanners. The Staten Island DA had these misdemeanors dismissed last week after two separate hearings.

According to Rodriguez, he lost thousands of dollars of potential earnings because police clamped his tow truck for almost two weeks. The repo driver added that he was wearing a GoPro camera at the time of his arrest but says police seized the camera and when it was returned to him, all the footage had been deleted. He has already filed a notice of claim against the NYPD and the two officers involved in the incident.

The NYPD has confirmed that its internal affairs bureau is investigating the incident.

 

  • salamOOn

    …just another abuse of power. but man what the hell?! locking up a man for doing his job only because some detective is not paying loan payments? are they completely dumb or just incredibly arrogant?

    • scjeff

      They can easily be both.

  • BlackPegasus

    Obviously a gross abuse of power by the NYPD. Where are the SJW attorneys who can represent this man pro bono and sue the hell out of the City of NY?

  • Paul

    Again we see corruption and misuse of powers at the highest levels in our system. A few people need fired at the PD.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      However, police surrounded Rodriguez, released the car, and arrested him on a felony charge of possession of stolen property. authorities continued to pursue the man for a number of misdemeanors

      Sounds more like some low/mid levels cops pursuing a grudge.

      • Paul

        That too.

  • Dude

    Cops being corrupt garbage? How expected! Can’t wait for the article half a year from now where they clear themselves of any wrongdoing.

  • Stephen G

    Wow, that’s disgusting. At a time when civilian/police relationship is at a all-time low, crap like this surely aggravates the situation.

  • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    America. No wonder why their country is a big joke

  • Andrew Ngo

    Count him lucky that he was not shot and killed.

  • MP

    Nothing will come out of this sadly. Their internal investigation will conclude they did not wrong AS ALWAYS.

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