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RAW:Security Camera Shows Suspicious Cop Activity,NYPD (15:19)

Monday's are pretty quiet at the Staten Island bar called "Beer Goggles" on Van Duzer in Stapleton. The pool table is idle and the few patrons at the bar are listlessly watching TV.

Talking to the bartender you can see the spot over near the door where a video surveillance camera caught a team of NYPD vice cops back in November of 2007 conducting a raid on the place and handling the confiscated money as it were their personal property. The tape surfaced as part of an Internal Affairs corruption investigation, but the officers in it were not the targets. It's an unsettling set of images that defense lawyer Eric Franz says it raises some serious issues.

After opening two video poker machines with a sledge hammer and a crowbar, a man wearing an NYPD windbreaker counts the cash at the bar. Franz says what happens next looks a lot like a robbery.

You see one officer coming over ta


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Added: Mar-4-2009 Occurred On: Nov-2-2007
By: wayvel
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Tags: NYPD, Police, Vice Cops, surveillance camera, Beer Goggles Bar, corruption, video poker machines, RAW
Location: Stapleton, New York, United States (load item map)
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