NYPD officer charged with providing info to dealers

May 15, 2012 3:25:09 PM PDT
An NYPD officer was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly providing police information to drug dealers in Queens.

Family members of Officer Devon Daniels have co-signed a $150-thousand dollar bond. He must now wear an electronic bracelet and live in their home. In court, Daniels was represented by his sister - a local attorney. His parents sat in the back of the room, quiet and visibly upset.

Led away in handcuffs by federal agents, 30-year-old Daniels arrested on Tuesday for allegedly helping Guy Curtis, the leader of a violent heroin distribution gang in queens called "Pov City."

Federals agents started investigating Daniels after they arrested the drug kingpin and started combing through his cell phone.

In court documents, prosecutors accuse Officer Daniels of assisting Curtis by giving him an official NYPD parking plaque for his vehicles, providing him with intelligence about narcotics investigations and performing criminal background checks using his bank account to facilitate financial transactions and giving advice like how to clean gun residue from a person's hands.

Daniels is also accused of accessing the NYPD database from a patrol car computer at the 111th precinct in Bayside, Queens. That's where he ran license plate checks for the Queens-based drug dealer, texting him, "Yo give me the plate"

"Yo, do them plates real quick," Curtis responded.

During another text exchange, Daniels wrote "I forgot to tell u..sha warrant check came back good."

"Oh that's what's up," Curtis responded.

Investigators were able to trace wire transfers of money from drug dealers in Wichita, Kansas, to a bank account held by Daniels.

Daniels was arrested by federal DEA agents, NYPD Internal Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service.

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