Lug nuts found loosened on a number of NYPD vehicles

Lug nuts found loosened on a number of NYPD vehicles

[Ed. – Ah, noble protest.]

New York City police have reportedly been instructed to inspect their personal and department vehicles before each use after multiple cars belonging to officers had the lug nuts loosened or removed in a possible sabotage.

Police investigated the issue Tuesday after an officer reported that the windshield wipers on his personal vehicle had been tampered with and all four tires had the lug nuts loosened, the New York Post reported. …

Police also found that lug nuts had been loosened on two unmarked NYPD vehicles in a lot used by police supervisors, The Post reported.

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“Things have gotten so bad between the police and the community,” a law enforcement source told the Post. “I’ve never seen it this bad.” …

Officials sent out a citywide memo warning officers in all precincts to stay on the alert and inspect personal and department vehicles before each use, the Post said.

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