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In an unprecedented move designed to get tough on those who were nabbed in a theft and bribery scandal, a mayoral-appointed board voted to terminate top narcotics cop Lt. Billy White and Det. Justen Kasperzyk (pictured), shutting them off from tens of thousands of dollars of retirement benefits.

Police Union President Louis Cavaliere, calling the termination a denial of due process, vowed to file a grievance immediately.

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