If the NYPD didn’t have a bad public relations problem before with stop and frisk and spying on Muslims, they’ve got one now.
Six year NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, 28, has been charged in a bizarre plan to kidnap his girlfriend - along with 100 women - kill them, and then cook ’em.
As reported by the New York Times:
“I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus,” he wrote to a co-conspirator in one electronic communication intercepted by law enforcement authorities. “Cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.”
When the colleague asked how big the officer’s oven was, Officer Valle replied, “Big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs.”
The criminal complaint suggests that Officer Valle, who worked in the 26th Precinct in Manhattan and lives in Forest Hills, Queens, never followed through on any of the acts he is accused of discussing. He was charged with federal kidnapping conspiracy, and was expected to appear in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon.
When federal authorities searched his home, they found blueprints Valle had written up detailing how he would commit the murders and eventual cooking. He made note of certain materials, like chloroform and rope.
The FBI found the names of 100 women on his list and interviewed 10 of them; all said that they knew Valle.
Valle was also a married man.
It’s scary to think that Valle was supposed to serve and protect. How could someone like him slip through the cracks of the NYPD?