A New York cop known to boast of her physique could be subject to criminal charges subject to a probe after intervening multiple times on behalf of a man alleged to be a drug dealer — and her boyfriend.
An 11-year veteran of the NYPD, 33-year-old Alisa Bajraktarevic joined the Bronx Robbery Squad in June 2022, but now is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) after her actions were said to prevent a vehicle search and potential arrest of a suspected drug dealer. Details on the matter were provided to the New York Post from police sources.
“Narcotics had been watching him. One day they pulled him over,” one source reported before making reference to Bajraktarevic’s presence at the scene Saturday. “They didn’t know who she was until she stepped up and said who she was.”
“They ended up letting him go, but they dropped a log on her,” the source added noting the IAB probe.
“She jumped out and got involved. She definitely gave them a hard time,” another told the Post.
“They called in for backup,” they said. “He’s a really bad guy and known to the department.”
According to the report, Bajraktarevic had been reassigned to desk duty and had her service weapons confiscated over the suspicious connection to the alleged drug dealer. It also appeared that her social media account, where she shared images of herself in uniform, fitness gear and bathing suits had been taken down.
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Speaking on her own behalf, Bajraktarevic said, “There’s certain things I’m not allowed to speak on as per the department. But the alleged drug dealer? That’s not under investigation.”
She also asserted of the man she was said to be involved with, “He’s not a drug dealer.”
Saturday’s stop was not the first time the officer was said to have intervened on behalf of the unnamed suspect as sources told the Post she had been warned in 2022 not to associate with the man when she supposedly attempted to dissuade officers from visiting his Manhattan home.
Instead of following those directions, Bajraktarevic reportedly brought the alleged drug dealer along with her to a police function.
“It’s a dumb thing to do,” the first source said as one officer lamented, “It’s very disappointing. She could have had the pick of the litter and she picked the perp.”
Penalty for connection depended on the extent of her involvement with the suspect as determined by the IAB. Associating with a known criminal could lead to administrative punishment such as lost vacation time or reassignment while any violation of the law would be prosecuted accordingly.
“The policy is in place because you want police officers to be somewhat incorruptible,” John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor and former NYPD sergeant Joseph Giacalone explained to the Post. “She could have knowledge of potential search warrants that might be happening.”
“If you have a police officer that’s on the inside they can wreak a whole lot of havoc…for investigations,” Giacalone added. “They also have information that could set two different drug gangs against each other. You can set up robberies. You can set up burglaries. You can do all that with inside information.”
Such was the case when officer Amaury Abreu had been arrested in Nov. 2020 after he had been charged with aiding multinational drug runners with their importation and distribution of cocaine. According to the Post, “The nine-year veteran of the force allegedly used his position to provide information about law enforcement procedures warrant checks on his co-conspirators using the NYPD arrest database — and on at least one occasion, distributing cocaine, authorities said.”
Abreu pled not guilty and his case remains open.
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