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    Thumbs up Record time for rookie LEO

    Cop nabs robber minutes after graduating - Criminal weirdness- msnbc.com

    Cop nabs robber minutes after graduating

    Rookie NYPD officer 'off to great start' as he makes post-ceremony arrest

    NEW YORK - A New York Police Department rookie just couldn't wait to get started.

    One of the NYPD's newest officers made his first arrest Thursday just minutes after graduating from the Police Academy in a ceremony at Madison Square Garden.

    Officer Dariel Firpo, 23, was leaving the midtown Manhattan ceremony when he saw a 79-year-old man being robbed of his wallet and thrown to the ground by a mugger, police said.

    The mugger tried to run away, but Firpo caught him without incident, they said.

    "Officer Firpo made us all proud," police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "He's off to a great start."

    The man Firpo arrested, Jeffrey Grant, was being charged with robbery. Grant, 47, has 48 previous arrests and was just released last week from Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y., after serving time for a robbery conviction, police said.

    Broken wrist

    Grant, of Manhattan, was in custody late Thursday and couldn't be contacted. The name of his attorney wasn't yet on record.

    The mugging victim was treated at a hospital for a broken wrist.

    Firpo's feat "may be the fastest police action upon graduation in department history," said chief police spokesman Paul Browne, who was at the graduation ceremony for the class of 250 new officers.

    Firpo, who graduated from Lehman College in January with a degree in political science, said he wants to focus on community affairs while working in the nation's biggest police department.

    "I'm really trying to stick in the community," he said.
    Good job and lucky break by the rookie. He just happened to be in the right place, at the right time.

    As for the mugger, it seems he'll never learn his lesson. Too bad they don't have a 3 strikes your out law there. This guy needs to be locked up and the key flushed. Of course so do the judges that keep letting him get by with slaps on the wrist.
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    That's great, what a story for this guy to tell his grandkids.

    Wonder if he's related to the old time Boxer, Louis Firpo "The Wild Bull of the Pampas"?

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    good on the newbie NYPD grad. way to start a career. however, what does a perp with a 48 previous arrest record walking the streets of NYC free as a bird? can we make our government liable for releasing offenders like this one?
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    I'm as pleased that the new officer got the quick arrest as I am disgusted by the repeat (does that even apply, 48 times in?) offender still walking around to get arrested.
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    Congrats to the rookie, but for the dirtbag...48 previous arrests? Why is he even out on the streets again?
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    Thats awesome! Good for him. 48 arrests? That may be a clue that the legal system is broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Congrats to the rookie, but for the dirtbag...48 previous arrests? Why is he even out on the streets again?
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