By Steve Neavling
An FBI corruption investigation has prompted New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to discipline four high-ranking officers.
Two of the cops – a deputy chief and deputy inspector – were transferred and their guns and badges were taken. Two other deputy police chiefs were transferred to desk duty, the New York Post reports.
Bratton expressed disappointment with the officers.
“The public has expectations of its public officials, of the leadership of the department, and those expectations were not met,” Bratton said during a news conference. “This is not a particularly good day for the department.”
The cops are believed to be connected to Philip Banks, the former chief of the department, who sources say is a target of an investigation into improperly accepting gifts from businessman Jeremy Reichberg.