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posted : Apr 06, 2016

New York City's Police chief quit amid FBI's probe into 'inordinate amount of cash!"

Investigators found “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in his bank accounts that raised red flags. Members of the New York City Police Department received Super Bowl tickets and trips to London and China in exchange for providing security and police escorts.

 By: The Staff Reporters.

 

▲ Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the department will cooperate with the FBI

 

He is one of many police officers telling Ted Cruz to take a walk and don't mess with New York. He was once a rising star in the NYPD — and a finalist to be New York City Mayor de Blasio’s police commissioner.

But Chief of Department Philip Banks stunned city leaders when he resigned in late 2014, rather than take a promotion to the second spot in the department.

 

Philip Banks was the target of an ongoing federal corruption probe when he walked away from his job as one of the most powerful men on the force. Investigators found “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in his bank accounts that raised red flags, sources said on Wednesday. “He did bow out in kind of a strange manner,” said a source involved with the investigation.

▲ Philip Banks was the target of an ongoing federal corruption probe when he walked away from his job as one of the most powerful men on the force. Investigators found “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in his bank accounts

 

According to reports, members of the New York City Police Department received Super Bowl tickets and trips to London and China in exchange for providing security and police escorts, according to details of an FBI probe. 

The FBI is looking into whether the gifts were swapped for the favors in an illegal quid-pro-quo.

 

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the department will cooperate with the FBI and "we'll see where the investigation goes." Sources tell The Post politically connected businessmen sought out members of the police department who could "get things done for them." "They don't go to police officers or detectives. They're too far down the food chain," said a law enforcement source.

 

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