A Muslim cop who has been held up as a model example of NYPD diversity was arrested for allegedly forcibly touching two people — including the wife of a police sergeant — during one of the department’s “smoker” boxing events, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Friday.
Officer Tauseef Malik, 27, of Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct was charged with two counts of forcible touching, two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of harassment for the Thursday night incident and suspended, the NYPD said.
A source called Malik a “butt grabber.”
Malik and co-workers were at the boxing event in Coney Island because they were mandated to be there by the precinct’s commanding officer, according to sources.
One of the people who Malik allegedly inappropriately touched is a police colleague and the wife of a sergeant, prompting higher-ups to force him to undergo the humiliation of a line-up, sources said.
“She picked him out,” a source said, adding, “The NYPD is trying to keep [it] quiet so not to tarnish the smoker and that Malik is one of the poster boys for Islamic cops in the 72nd Precinct.”
It was not immediately known whether the second victim Malik allegedly touched is a cop.
Malik frequently poses with the commanding officer when it comes to Muslim community-relations events and during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, sources said.
The cop raked in a total pay of $62,388 in 2017, according to data posted by SeeThroughNY.
Additional reporting by Stephanie Pagones and Natalie Musumeci
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