Two NYPD narcotics officers are under investigation after security camera video taken from inside a grocery store in Brooklyn apparently shows one of them pocketing about $3,000 in the store’s cash.
Det. Ian Cyrus, 49, has been suspended and Sgt. Fritz Glemaud, 44, has been assigned to modified desk duty as police investigate the incident.
The officers were responding to Yemen Deli & Grocery on Marcus Garvey Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Friday night during an undercover operation looking into untaxed cigarettes. The officers arrested two people who worked in the store during the raid.
The store owner reportedly discovered the following morning that the cash that he kept under a counter was missing, according to the Wall Street Journal. A local patrol sergeant who was contacted by the owner allegedly did not take the proper measures and did not notify the Internal Affairs Bureau.
The store owner then released the security video. The video shows a man believed to be Det. Cyrus hand a black plastic bag from under the counter to Sgt. Glemaud.
“Based on the nature of the allegations in this incident, in addition to the video provided to us, the NYPD has placed one detective on suspension and one supervisor on modified assignment status pending further investigation into the matter,” according to a statement released by the NYPD.