NYPD Auxiliary Inspector Accused Of Hacking Into Department System

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An inspector in the NYPD Volunteer Auxiliary has been suspended after being charged with computer hacking, and illegally running checks on more than 6,000 license plates.

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, Yehuda Ari Katz, 45, hightailed it out of court Tuesday. But Aiello managed to catch up with him.

Katz ran away at top speed from U.S. District Court in downtown Brooklyn Tuesday, Aiello reported. The high-ranking auxiliary officer went on to exercise his right to remain silent after Aiello caught up and talked to him.

But court documents tell a troubling story. The NYPD and the FBI said Katz hid a camera in the traffic safety office at the 70th Precinct NYPD stationhouse in Kensington, Brooklyn.

He had been a part of the auxiliary volunteer force there for 18 years.

Investigators said Katz also installed high-tech devices so he could snoop on NYPD computers, and…

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