But what all this has in common is that it wouldn't happen if police officers could live off their starting salary ($25,100) and recruiting standards were higher.
From Veronika Belenkaya and Ethan Rouen's story in the New York Daily News:
An NYPD rookie sworn to enforce the law broke it big-time Thursday, stealing $113,000 from a Pennsylvania bank at gunpoint, authorities said.
Cop-turned-robber Christian Torres, 21, of Queens, was collared less than a block away and the loot was recovered, police said.
Officers Hector Alvarez and Miguel Castillo told New Jersey police they were investigating terrorism when they were caught trying to rob a Bergen County drug den in May 2007, cops said.
Four months later, NYPD recruit Claribel Polanco, a mother of two, allegedly committed welfare fraud.
Too poor to pay his electric bill, Officer Patrick Venetek of Brooklyn was cleaning his gun in the dark when it accidentally went off in February. The bullet struck an 18-month-old boy in the apartment below.