Cops Can Dry Hump the Locals, But Can’t Throw Them a Football

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04:  Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attends the wedding of Andrea Catsimatidis and Christopher Nixon Cox at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Of The Holy Trinity on June 4, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attends the wedding of Andrea Catsimatidis and Christopher Nixon Cox at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Of The Holy Trinity on June 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images) Photo: Paul Zimmerman/2011 Getty Images

When a handful of police officers were caught on video dancing, grinding, and outright humping some barely clothed women at the West Indian Day Parade over Labor Day Weekend, the higher-ups at the NYPD didn't see fit to discipline them. Hell, Mayor Bloomberg even insisted that the video "sends the message that police officers are our friends, not our enemies." But the Daily News reports today that on the Fourth of July last year, four cops on the job at a Bronx housing project were berated by their commanding officer, then penalized two vacation days each, for throwing a football with a 7-year-old kid. According to what appears to be NYPD policy, they should have turned down his request to play catch and offered to have mock-intercourse with his mom instead.

Four cops punished for tossing around football with young boy at Bronx housing project [NYDN]