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Cop Arrested for Bragging: 'I Fried Another N*****'

Officer Michael Daragjati also charged with extortion, insurance fraud
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2011 4:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – One New York City police officer will be spending a lot of time in court—and it won't be time spent testifying against criminals. Eight-year veteran Michael Daragjati has been charged with using a racial slur while boasting that he'd lied about a black man resisting arrest earlier this year, the New York Times reports. After attending the man's court hearing, Daragjati, 32, said on his phone, “I sat there for a couple of hours by the time I got it all done but, fried another n***er ... No big deal."

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But that's not all: Daragjati is also facing an extortion charge for reportedly punching and threatening a neighbor whom Daragjati thought had stolen a snowplow. In another case, Daragjati is accused of intentionally bashing a truck and claiming it was an accident. As for the false arrest charge, civil rights advocates may not be surprised: They have long complained that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy profiles blacks and Latinos. (Click through to read about a cop accused of organizing orgies for Dominique Strauss-Kahn.)

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