NYPD Sergeant arrested by FBI

The feds arrested an NYPD sergeant today and charged him with illegally accessing a computer database containing the FBI’s terrorist watch list. The FBI and federal prosecutors said Haytham Khalil of Brooklyn gave information from the database to an acquaintance to use in a child custody battle. The press release said announcement of the arrest came from U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia, FBI Assistant Director Mark Mershon and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The news comes on the day that a major conflict between Kelly and the Department of Justice over the use of warrantless wiretaps burst into the open.

Tim O'Connor

Timothy O'Connor has covered the federal justice system for The Journal News since 2002. He previously worked at newspapers in Orange County, New York, and New Jersey. Born and raised in the Bronx, he has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in journalism.