Two Queens police officers have been arrested for allegedly accepting cash payments for copies of official NYPD accident reports, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.
The officers have been identified as Danny Cano, 36, who is assigned to the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights, and Roberto Espinal, 44, who is from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst.
They were both arraigned Wednesday night on charges of bribe receiving and official misconduct. Espinal was also charged with receiving reward for official misconduct. If convicted, they each face up to seven years in prison.
The two, working independently of each other, allegedly accepted cash payments ranging from $40 to $1,500 in exchange for the accident reports.
They are accused of selling the reports and the information contained within them to “runners” who would find accident victims and bring them to medical clinics and doctors as part of an insurance scheme, said Brown.
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