VIDEO: Retired NY Officer Charged with Murdering 4 Men in Drug Deal
Prosecutors say a retired New York police officer killed four men while involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Nicholas Tartaglione was arrested Monday, CBS New York reports.
Tartaglione, 49, of Otisville, retired from the Briarcliff Manor police force on disability in 2008. He rescued dogs and horses on his 65-acre farm and was reported looking for a new job with the Mount Vernon police department, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
Tartaglione is accused of killing Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna and Hector Gutierrez. They all disappeared in Chester April 11.
“I was appalled, I couldn’t believe it,” said Village of Chester Police Department Police Chief Peter Graziano Jr.
“It’s just despicable and heinous you know that a guy who has taken an oath and sworn to protect the people turned around and just because he’s no longer a police officer then turns to these kinds of things, whether it’s drugs, or money, or murder,” he added.