Robert Smith Referred to Himself as “One of the Most Corrupt Cops” in the 105th Precinct
In federal court in Brooklyn, Robert Smith, a former New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) police officer, was sentenced by United States District Judge Rachel P. Kovner to 97 months of imprisonment for using interstate facilities to commit bribery and attempting to transport heroin. During the relevant period, Smith was a NYPD police officer assigned to the 105th Precinct in Queens, retiring in March 2020. Smith pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2021. Smith’s co-defendant, Heather Busch, also a former NYPD police officer, was sentenced in February 2022 to six months’ imprisonment, after pleading guilty in August 2021 to using interstate facilities to commit bribery. Another co-defendant, Robert Hassett, also a former NYPD police officer, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to conspiracy to violate the Travel Act and is awaiting sentencing.