Former NY Police Officer Arrested for Murders and Cocaine Trade

Four buried bodies discovered in the backyard of Nick Tartaglione, recently retired police officer, in Middletown, New York state. Now he is accused of murdering four men at Likquid Lounge bar in Chester, NY.

The reports state that two of the killed men were involved in the cocaine deal and the other two men just happened to be in “the wrong place at the wrong time”.

Nick Tartaglione has a vivid history, as he has been fired, sued, suspected in steroid use and accused of beating journalists. Despite of his shocking record as a cop, the policemen was allowed to retire amid controversy, receiving a tax-free $64,000 annual pension for the rest of his life.

“The despicable acts of murder are more egregious in this case because the alleged murderer, a former police officer, once swore to serve and protect people from harm,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said in his statement. “The FBI Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force works day after day to battle the crimes that accompany the drug trade to keep criminals and their illegal actions from impacting innocent people. We hope the victims’ families and community find some solace in an arrest being made.”