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NYPD officer accused of acting as an illegal agent of the Chinese government

September 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A New York police officer who rose through the ranks of the department is accused of using his position in the department's community affairs unit to give Chinese officials access to NYPD officials and offered insider information about its operations, according to a criminal complaint.

New York (CNN)A New York police officer who rose through the ranks of the department is accused of using his position in the department's community affairs unit to give Chinese officials access to NYPD officials and offered insider information about its operations, according to a criminal complaint.

A complaint unsealed Monday alleges Angwang "used his official position in the NYPD to provide (Chinese) Consulate officials access to senior NYPD officials through invitations to official NYPD events. " He's also accused of telling a consulate official he could provide non-public information about the NYPD's internal operations.

"Let them know you have recruited one in the police department," Angwang allegedly told a Chinese consulate official in a November 2018 call, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, after Angwang received a promotion, he allegedly told a Chinese consulate official that meant he could "provide NYPD information to the Consulate. "

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