A Borough Park couple claims cops threatened to arrest them if they continued to make noise complaints against their neighbor whose brother’s close ties to the NYPD are now being probed by the FBI.
The dispute started last summer after Mordechai Reichberg and his family, who live on the top floor, began to make a lot of noise, according to the pair, who asked to remain anonymous.
The husband says he texted Reichberg whose brother Jeremy is being probed by the feds – and asked him to keep it down.
Shortly afterwards, two cops from the 66th Precinct station house came to their door, the couple said.
To their surprise, the officers threatened to arrest them if they didn’t stop “threatening” their neighbor.
“They showed up for nothing,” the wife recalled. “They were intimidating us for no reason.”
The couple was so upset and taken aback they actually went down to the precinct to complain about the officers. But officers there said there was no record of a visit, the pair claims.
The noise allegedly continued.
About two months ago, the couple once again asked the Reichbergs to try to be more considerate, to no avail.
Those personal complaints led to two more unannounced visits from the NYPD, according to the downstairs pair, who never filed a formal 311 complaint or grievance with the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.
The NYPD says it has visited the location six times since 2015. But those visits were tied to complaints about illegal parking on a burglary alarm that went off.
On Monday night, asked about the dispute, a woman who identified herself as Mordechai Reichberg’s wife said her husband wasn’t home, adding, “I will not comment on that.”
A neighbor who lives next door from the feuding neighbors corroborated the complaints against the Reichbergs.
“Everyone is aware about what’s going on,” the man said about the noise making. “He’s my neighbor and I have to live with him.”
By all accounts, Jeremy Reichberg had close ties to officers in the precinct and frequently bragged about his connections.
Last week, Michael Milici, a longtime community affairs detective in the precinct, was placed on restricted detail after he refused to answer questions from a grand jury, sources said.