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Retired New York police officer reveals 'thug life' past

SECRET PAST: Corey Pegues (left)

A RETIRED New York police commander who kept a shocking secret for more than 20 years, has revealed claims about his violent "gang life" past before he became a officer.

Corey Pegues revealed his criminal-filled past on the Combat Jack podcast last month, while promoting his yet-to-be published book.

Due to the statute of limitations having expired on his crimes most of which he confessed to committing as a teenager and in his early 20’s he is seen as "untouchable".

Retired in April last year, Pegues, 45, boasted about selling enough drugs to afford jewellery and 75 pairs of trainers. He also claimed that he tried to murder a fellow drug dealer.

"I was like, 'Yo, Im going to murder him’… It was all about street cred."

If Pegues' sordid past was known beforehand, any of the crimes he had previously committed would have disqualified him from joining the New York Police department.

But he signed up without any problems, rising through the ranks to become a deputy inspector who commanded the 67th Precinct in East Flatbush.

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