Pull over: Cops put kibosh on bad drivers

By Helen Klein

The past month has been a busy time for P.O. Arsenio Camilo and P.O. Frank Cinolauro of the 68th Precinct. The pair of officers made two arrests of people driving with suspended licenses, as well as two “collars” of individuals driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez. The duo also “pulled over” an individual who was urinating in public and off of whom they took a dagger and four knives, said Rodriguez. Finally, he said, Camilo and Cinolauro had responded to a report of a woman who had slit her wrists, getting her to the hospital in time to save her life. It was for all these reasons that the pair were honored as Cops of the Month at the February meeting of the 68th Precinct Community Council. In choosing whom to honor, Rodriguez told the group gathered at the station house, 333 65th Street, “The cops in this precinct are probably some of the best that I’ve worked with, and I’ve worked in a lot of places. I’m not big into one incident becoming Cop of the Month, unless it’s exceptional.” Rather, he said, “I believe in hard work over a period of time, a positive attitude and somebody who’s a team player.” Of Cinolauro and Camilo, Rodriguez added, “Over the past four months, they’ve been working like crazy to make this community a lot better. “That’s the attitude we want,” he stressed. “That’s the teamwork we ask for.”

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