Today, Lt. Jennara Cobb, 41, became the first NYPD officer to be convicted in a broad ticket fixing scandal. Cobb was found guilty of divulging an eavesdropping warrant, official misconduct and obstruction of governmental administration. She could serve up to one year in prison.
Lt. Cobb’s conviction is the first in a trial that includes 16 police officers and five civilians. In 2010, the NYPD’s internal affairs began investigating widespread favors in which officers were accused of making tickets disappear for their friends and colleagues.
As a member of internal affairs, Lt. Cobb had knowledge that fellow officers’ phones were being tapped, knowledge which she shared with two of the suspects who then proceeded to tell others. So the cop who was supposed to be an internal snitch, snitched to her friends that they were being watched, confirming the age old maxim: a snitch is a snitch.
According to the New York Times, her attorneys tried to argue that she wasn’t guilty because the information had already “leaked like a sieve,” and the officers she tipped off didn’t stop fixing tickets on their phones after she told them. In other words, her client wasn’t the first to break the law and the people she tipped off are so stupid they didn’t even listen to her.
In 2011, various members of the NYPD through a hissy fit after indictments were handed down, because the consistently wrong members of New York’s finest believe that they are always right. It can now be said that at least one of them was officially guilty. (Photo: NYPD)