9 Rookie Cops Fired After Wild Graduation Party

Port Authority in New Jersey cuts them loose quickly
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2014 10:00 AM CST
File photo of an NYPD graduation. The officers fired were from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – Nine newly sworn-in officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey managed to make it just hours into their careers before dooming said careers. All got fired yesterday for a taking part in a too-rowdy graduation party in a Hoboken bar, reports the Star-Ledger. When bouncers tried to calm things down, the officers—some clad in their uniforms—reportedly pulled their badges and said they could do what they like now that they were sworn officers. They kept it up even when Hoboken cops arrived, followed by Port Authority officials.

Video shows the men "pouring themselves beers behind the bar, making lewd remarks to female patrons and grabbing at least one woman’s butt," reports DNAInfo. A lieutenant present might have calmed things down had he not been passed out. He and three sergeants also present face disciplinary action but will keep their jobs. The graduation party took place in late August, meaning the nine were still on probation when their pink slips arrived.

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