Police officers buy groceries for woman accused of shoplifting

Samantha Liebman
July 05, 2019 - 3:17 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) —Three police officers bought groceries for a woman accused of shoplifting instead of arresting her on Thursday afternoon.

After officers found the woman in security of the Whole Foods in Union Square, they made the decision to pay for her food rather than arresting her.

Chief of Department Terence Monahan commended the officers on Twitter, writing “Cops like Lt. Sojo and Officers Cuevas and Rivera of the Strategic Response Group are the kind-hearted cops who quietly do good deeds for New Yorkers in need.”

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