An NYPD captain stumbled upon the evidence in Bronx’s 47th Precinct dormitory Friday – he found four empty Budweiser cans in the trash and a six-pack in the fridge.
This was enough to open a case and the captain launched an internal investigation. Twenty officers — most of them detectives — are expected to be interviewed by investigators.
This is what happened – the captain went to the Laconia Avenue stationhouse about 1:00 a.m. Friday, apparently looking for a lieutenant.
Instead, he found another lieutenant sleeping in the dorm in the detective squad, as cops often do after their shifts.
But then the captain noticed something was amiss. Rummaging in the trash, he found the four empties. Another six unopened Buds were in the refrigerator.
No cop was found unfit for duty, including the lieutenant, but alcohol is banned from police facilities.