NY cops fuming after 'lazy' DA drops case

Officers' apparently solid arrest of two career criminals is futile as duo returns to street


Larry Celona and Dan Mangan
The New York Post

NEW YORK — Bronx prosecutors last week dropped charges against two career crooks who'd just been caught on video allegedly boosting a Columbia University grad student's purse — leaving NYPD cops infuriated, The Post has learned.

The officers are fuming that an apparently solid arrest ended with the pair of 51-year-old sticky-fingered Bronx women — who already have more than 44 shoplifting busts between them — back on the street "to prey on other victims," a police source said.

Sources said the cops believe that the prosecutors were being "lazy" or overly concerned about wanting "to have the perfect case."

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