3 officers of the New York Police Department who helped with the orchestration of a traffic stop to enable a young man propose to his girlfriend last week are under investigation for the act
According to the New York Post, two officers from the 101st precinct in Queens pulled over Yehuda Coriat and his girlfriend, Sorah Oppen, under the pretense of searching their car for weapons and drugs. A video of the incident was posted on YouTube showing the officers briefly searching the car before popping the trunk to reveal balloons, flowers and the wedding ring. Coriat then dropped to one knee and proposed with Oppen joyfully accepting the proposal.
Coriat said he went to the police precinct in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of New York and asked the officers if they would help. He said the officers originally were supposed to be off-duty when performing the stop, however, NYPD Commissioner, Bill Bratton said at a press conference on Monday that it is now unclear if the officers were in fact not working at the time. Bill Braton said, “Was it an on-duty or off-duty incident? Was department equipment involved? What was the origin of it? We just don’t have that information at this time. They could face discipline if it’s found that their behavior was inappropriate.”