Cops may face disciplinary action after traffic stop marriage proposal
FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens (WPIX) — Three NYPD officers may face disciplinary action after staging a traffic stop to help a man propose to his girlfriend in Far Rockaway.
A video uploaded to social media shows three officers from the 101st precinct pull over a car.
While the cops question the young man, they demand that the young woman pop open the trunk.
Once she opens the trunk, balloons begin flying out. That's when Yehuda Coriat, 22, got down on one knee to propose to 20-year-old Sorah Oppen.
She apparently says yes and there are congratulations and handshakes all around.
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"As long as these officers did not get paid for this and just did it as a good gesture, then they did the right thing," said retired NYPD detective Wally Zeins.
Zeins said community favors like this are not uncommon.
All three officers are neighborhood coordination officers.
The NYPD said in an official statement, "This incident is being reviewed by the NYPD and based on preliminary findings, will be referred to the proper unit for possible disciplinary action."
This favor for this fake police stop reportedly came from a Shomrim volunteer in Queens.
It's the same orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol group where a Brooklyn leader was arrested four months ago for allegedly bribing cops to "expedite" gun permits.
"That was Brooklyn this is Queens," said Zeins. "They're still volunteers, they're still out there doing volunteer work."