NYPD Cop’s Pot and Prostitution
For most cops, drug use and prostitution are issues they are working hard to solve for the betterment of the community. Clearly Brooklyn cop and ex-Marine, Eduardo Cornejo, isn’t one of those cops if his recent arrest for running a prostitution ring and failing a drug test for pot are anything to go by!
He must not have paid too much attention during his training with the NYPD police academy because he was fired after working on the force for 11 years after he failed a random urine drug test for marijuana and has been moonlighting as a pimp on his downtime. Pimping as they say “a’int easy” and apparently not that lucrative given Cornejo’s new job at a Nissan dealership. He’ll likely be on the hunt for a new job when he gets out of jail because we highly doubt his employers will be too inclined to keep him on the payroll now.
From Cop to Convict
Cornejo’s time with the NYPD was far from trouble free. He was transferred from the 67th Precinct to the 79th Precinct in 2012 after having a run in with security guards at a Mets game. Things took a downward turn when a tip came in about his penchant for pimping in the spring of 2015. The tip led the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau to begin investigating Cornejo to see exactly what he was up to, which it turns out, wouldn’t take long at all. He was spotted by undercover officers shuttling his “employees” to and from no-tell motels throughout New York and New Jersey.
The investigation came to a head in October of 2015 when Cornejo was stopped for driving erratically after putting his pimping skills to work by employing a handful of ladies of the night. According to law enforcement, “female attire including thong underwear” was seen inside of his vehicle at the top of the traffic stop.
Those skimpy panties turned out to be the final nail in his coffin when a judge gave the green light to install a bug in his car last month in the hopes of catching some admissible evidence on tape. Unsurprisingly, Cornejo was indeed recorded chatting about his prostitution ring and mad pimping skills.
A judge felt that there was enough evidence collected through the surveillance and recordings to issue a warrant for an arrest, which resulted in Cornejo finding himself on the opposite side of a pair of handcuffs on Tuesday while he was at work. He was arraigned the same day and is being held without bail.
Cornejo’s family is in shot at the news of his moonlighting as a prostitution ringmaster. His brother believes that he was framed while another says, “He’s always been a good guy, he’s former military. I don’t know where all of this stuff came from.”