State trooper under fire for playing rap song over police radio

The raunchy rap song was inexplicably transmitted over police radios at LaGuardia Airport

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — A state trooper sparked two investigations and angered police officers by transmitting a raunchy rap song over police radios.

NY Daily News reported that the 1996 rap song “Put It in Your Mouth” by Akinyele was played over Port Authority police radios at LaGuardia Airport, tying up more than 50 officers to the song for over a minute, according to police.

The broadcast was investigated and traced back to a PAPD radio that had been assigned to a state trooper for the day.

“A trooper jeopardizing trooper safety on their frequency would be a serious problem,” Port Authority Police Benevolent Association president Paul Nunziato said. “But, for Gov. Cuomo to deploy troopers at Port Authority facilities and force the Port Authority to grant them access to PAPD radio frequencies while they disregard basic radio discipline, jeopardizing the lives of the public and my members, is inexcusable.”

The trooper told investigators the transmission was an accident, but not everyone believes him.

“Whoever did it, they must have held the walkie talkie right up to the speaker,” a source said. “It sounded intentional.”

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