The NYPD sergeants union wants the head of the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau fired because IAB investigators searched the car of an off-duty cop brutally beaten outside a Queens diner on Sunday, the New York Post reports.
The union on Tuesday demanded Chief Charles Campisi be canned for treating Sgt. Mohamed Deen like a suspect. They not only rifled through the BMW, but also interrogated his wife while he was in a medically induced coma recovering at Jamaica Hospital on Sunday, the union said.
The NYPD declined to talk about the car search, but said it is standard procedure to interview witnesses to a crime that results in a member of the department being severely injured.
Deen, 40, has recovered enough to start speaking to relatives, who have been keeping a hospital vigil.