NYPD Cop Sues After Other Agency Rejects Him For Having Parents Pay His Expenses

Sandy Malone

The Port Authority PD rejected NYPD Officer Adam Kotowski's application because he lives with his parents.

New York, NY The Port Authority Police Department rejected the application of a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer because he had characteristics generally attributed to an entitled stereotypical millennial.

He responded by suing.

NYPD Officer Adam Kotowski, a three-year veteran of the force, applied for a better-paying job with the Port Authority police, but he was rejected, the New York Post reported.

Mr. Kotowski has several psychological traits and characteristics that were not deemed suitable for a Port Authority Police Officer, the agency responded when the officer complained his rejection was based on a personality conflict with the interviewer at the Port Authority.

Manhattan court documents showed he wasnt hired because agency evaluators determined he was not qualified for employment as a Port Authority police officer in June 2017, the New York Post reported.

So Officer Kotowski, who works in NYPDs 18th Precinct in midtown Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against the Port Authority police.

Due to the lawsuit, the Port Authority was forced to disclose all of the 28-year-old officers personality flaws.

Officer Kotowski still lives at home with his parents and contributes nothing toward housing or food expenses, according to Dr. Nancy Bloom who evaluated him for the job, the New York Post reported.

Court documents showed Bloom determined that the officer was not appropriate for the position because of his inability to be forthcoming, immaturity, lack of interpersonal skills and bland affect.

Mr. Kotowski has a strong sense of entitlement and that he may act in an antisocial manner, Dr. Robert Mead, another Port Authority evaluator, wrote in his report, according to court documents.

In its defense, the Port Authority PD said the ability to be self-reliant was a key decision-making factor in hiring new officers.

But Officer Kotowski said he lives at home with his parents blessing because he was saving up money for a home and a future family. And he argued to the court that he had passed the NYPDs psychological evaluations without a problem.

An NYPD source told the New York Post that Officer Kotowski was a quiet guy who mostly kept to himself at work.

A New York Post reporter caught up with the officer as he arrived home in a 2015 red Ford Mustang, but he refused to comment and said theres not much to tell about what happened.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Nancy Bannon recently ruled that the Port Authority PD was within its rights when it rejected the NYPD officers application.

The PA is a separate agency from the NYPD and is entitled to rely upon the findings of its own medical personnel, the judge wrote.

A Citizens Budget Commission report determined that senior Port Authority police officers earned an average of $83.99 an hour, as opposed to the average of $58.86 an hour earned by senior officer on the NYPD, the New York Post reported.

The Port Authority Police Department found itself at the center of criticism and controversy in 2017 when a former New Jersey state treasurer penned an opinion for NJTV News that poised the question of whether the police agency that employs almost 2,000 officers on a $650 million budget to protect the citys ports, bridges, tunnels, and bus and train hubs was really necessary.

An article in the City Journal referenced never-before disclosed findings from a 2011 evaluation by former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that said the Port Authoritys security practices were profoundly deficient at every level, in every key functional area.

There is an ongoing power struggle between Port Authority PD and the NYPD over who is in charge of security for the World Trade Centers new Freedom Tower.

The City Journal reported that the battle was solved by a memorandum of understanding between Port Authority PD and NYPD that called for shared policing and spending.

However, the port police agencys credibility was seriously called into question during the Bridgegate scandal that arose after then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christies aides ordered the George Washington Bridge closed to get even for the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey not supporting Christies re-election.

A key witness at the Bridgegate trial testified that Port Authority officers union head Paul Nunziato had offered to lie to protect the New Jersey governors aides.

Comments (9)
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I'm speechless.....


52 x 40 = 2,080. $83.99 x 2,080 = $174,670. Is that a correct statement in this article?


Sounds like the kind of guy that will end up doing a shooting spree.

You know exactly what I'm talking about.


lives with parents?


$84.00 an hour wage. Please, please tell me this isn't true. OT would be $126/hr.


I know many PAPD applicants, rejected applicants, applicants that never even get an interview, and officers both active and retired. The entire process in my opinion needs to be revamped. They also treat U.S. military veterans horribly!


The PAPD regularly rejects applicants who are part of the NYPD. You have to a special one from the NYPD to get in to the PAPD. This isnt new, it's always been the case. This guy just decided to challenge that and he failed hard in court.