NYPD Officers Charged with Gun-Trafficking

Look who’s in the clink now. Eight New York City Police Department officers—five on the force, three retired—were arrested Tuesday and charged in federal court for smuggling firearms from New Jersey to New York. Four other men, including a New Jersey corrections officer, were also charged in the operation that involved driving M-16s, handguns, and other stolen merchandise across state lines. The arrests are a huge blow to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fight to get guns off city streets, one of the NYPD’s biggest initiatives under his administration.