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NYPD Loses Evidence In Stolen Motorcycles Case

By April 29, 2013General Posts

Sloppy cop work has undermined a high-profile stolen motorcycle case for the second time in less than a year, the Daily News has learned.

The NYPD’s Auto Crimes Division and Technical Assistance Response Unit wiped two surveillance videos — the only copies available — and apparently failed even to record two other meetings between undercover cops and suspects, according to criminal court proceedings last week.

The missing evidence is the second embarrassing gaffe to result from the 17-month investigation into gun trafficking and the theft and resale of 63 bikes valued at about $500,000.

About a month after Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced last July’s takedown, seven high-performance bikes that had been seized in the sting were swiped from a poorly secured police lot in the Bronx

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