The NYPD is investigating whether audio of a tryst between on-duty NYPD cops in their Brooklyn patrol car was inadvertently caught on body camera, the Daily News has learned.
Multiple sources say police are looking into the encounter between a female officer and her male sergeant during a recent midnight shift in East New York, Brooklyn.
Police have not yet found the footage, leading investigators to wonder if word of the video was nothing more than a hoax, source said.
Both cops, who are assigned to the 75th Precinct, remain on full duty as police investigate.
Word of the supposed recording quickly spread throughout the department and on social media, although high-ranking officers in Patrol Borough Brooklyn North say they haven’t been able to find the clip.
An NYPD spokeswoman said the claims were under “internal review” and investigators were reviewing body camera footage. As of Wednesday evening, the allegation had not been confirmed, police said.
The officer and the sergeant were getting hot and heavy in their patrol car when the sergeant removed the officer’s body camera from her shirt, sources claim.
He put the camera in her vest but accidentally switched it on. While the camera lens was obscured by the vest, the audio of the sex act was allegedly recorded, the sources said.
There was a lot of grunting and groaning and the two cops can even be heard engaging in enthusiastic pillow talk afterwards, according to a police source who says he heard the alleged recording.
“It was crystal clear like Bose audio,” the source said.
Word of the alleged tryst arrives about a week after the NYPD said that the body camera program has been expanded to most officers, sergeants and lieutenants on the force.
More than 3.5 million interactions between cops and the public have been recorded, officials said. Precinct supervisors are required to regularly look over footage to make sure officers are using the cameras and taking proper police action.
Each week, about 86,000 recordings are made — making it the largest such initiative in American policing. About 4,000 additional cops from a number of specialty units, including Emergency Services and the Strategic Response Group, will get cameras by August.
The NYPD’s body camera saga dates back to 2013, when a federal judge ruled that cops were stopping and frisking people unconstitutionally, violating the rights of minorities in the city.
The judge, Shira Scheindlin, called for a federal monitor to oversee a number of reforms, including utilizing body cameras.
After a successful pilot program in 2015, the department began handing out body cameras to cops in stages, beginning in 2017.