Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday that his department will “cooperate fully” with the FBI in its corruption probe into the NYPD which The Post exclusively reported on Tuesday.
A detective has already been placed on modified duty for pleading the Fifth when questioned by a grand jury during the probe a disciplinary move that Bratton said was “for the good of the department.”
“That’s all I’m able to say at this time,” he added.
“On these investigations, we’re not able to comment on them, and that’s an agreement with the Bureau,” Bratton said.
“I’m not in the position to be able to give you any additional information or comment at all at this time.”
Asked if he found the investigation troubling, the city’s top cop added, “The nature of the business always results, unfortunately, in investigations. We’ll just have to see where the investigation goes, and it’s something that, as you’d expect, that we will participate in and and kind of cooperate fully with.”
As The Post reported Tuesday, the FBI is focusing on the relationship between two politically connected businessmen and a slew of officers throughout the ranks.
The feds are grilling about 20 cops — including three deputy chiefs and the head of the Upper East Side’s 19th Precinct — over gifts and foreign trips that the businessmen may have doled out to in exchange for favors, law-enforcement sources said.