44 Port Authority Officers Probed for Skipping Patrols

NEW YORK (AP) -

The Port Authority said on Wednesday that 44 of its police officers have been accused of missing patrols and staying in break rooms while on duty.

The agency’s commander was reassigned in November after a review and all 44 cases are pending. Authority inspector general Michael Nestor says the agency will “take significant action,” but didn’t specify further.

A probe began in May when an official noticed officers not at their post. Video showed several officers spending more than six hours in a break room. The missed patrols happened mostly on midnight-to-8 a.m. shift.

The probe started at the Hoboken PATH station and later included Newark and the World Trade Center.