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Two Cops Eyed in LI Serial Killer Case

Both NYPD officers had run-ins with prostitutes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2011 4:14 PM CDT
Long Island Serial Killer Investigation: Two NYPD Cops Eyed
Authorities aboard a Nassau County police helicopter search for possible victims of a suspected serial killer along Ocean Parkway at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY, in this April 14, 2011 file photo.   (AP Photo/Robert Mecea, File)

(Newser) – There was already some speculation that the Long Island serial killer might be a cop, and now the New York Post reports that two NYPD officers are being eyed in the case, both of whom got into trouble related to prostitutes. One was forced to resign in the 1990s when supervisors discovered he hired hookers while on the job. The other was accused of assaulting a prostitute, but after an internal investigation went nowhere, he was allowed to continue working for the force but was stripped of his gun and badge.

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Sources tell the Post Suffolk County detectives started looking at NYPD cops last month, but that the officers are not the sole focus of the investigation. It’s not clear whether the two cops know each other or if there is any evidence against them. Click to see why the DA believes there are two killers. (Read more Long Island stories.)

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