• Michael Kreiman failed two integrity tests by flirting with two undercover officers
  • The 44-year-old cop was on the radar for repeatedly breaking NYPD rules
  • He made headlines in 2002 for surviving 6-hour surgery after being shot on the job

A veteran officer with the New York Police Department was fired after two decades with the force for repeatedly hitting on women while on the job. A newly released disciplinary finding reveals Michael Kreiman, 44, flouted NYPD rules by preying on vulnerable women during arrests.

The report mentions Kreiman tried to start a romantic relationship with a woman he arrested for grand larceny in 2018. On another occasion, the 44-year-old officer also allegedly flirted with an alleged domestic abuse victim. The NYPD report also said Kreiman posed a series of lurid questions about the sex life of a woman he thought was a drug-addicted prostitute, according to New York Daily News.

Unbeknown to Kreiman at the time of the incidents was that the last two women were undercover officers conducting “integrity tests” as part of an investigation by Internal Affairs Bureau.

The NYPD website published disciplinary findings last week after Kreiman was dismissed from his post in September 2021. The officer’s actions were described as a “serious breach of the public trust” by Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Trials Jeff Adler in the report.

Kreiman has made headlines in the past and started his career off as a “hero cop.” He survived a line-of-duty shooting in April 2002, days after graduating from the Police Academy on March 28 of the same year. Kreiman made it through six hours of surgery after being shot in the stomach.

“He is definitely a hero cop,” an officer, Ray Kelly, said back then, according to a New York Post report from the time of the incident. Since then, however, Kreiman’s actions have been on the radar for repeatedly breaking NYPD rules in the last 20 years he spent with the force.

The officer was nearly fired in 2015 after drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles were found in his locker. The department put him on “dismissal probation” at the time. The same year, the department ordered him “to avoid inappropriate personal relationships with civilians connected to law enforcement action.”

Despite clear instructions from the department, Kreiman was still caught trading phone numbers with a woman he arrested on Oct. 30, 2018 for grand larceny. He allegedly had phone conversations with the woman in hopes of having a romantic relationship with her, Adler’s recent report said. The report also revealed Kreiman met the woman once in person and let her drive around with him in his car.

“(Kreiman) has demonstrated that he does not possess the sound judgment necessary to continue as a member of the department,” Adler wrote. “The public has a right to rely upon police officers to be the protectors of people, not to prey on their vulnerability.”

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