By Brett Gillin
Stacey Staniland was a police officer on the wrong side of the law, and she’s finally resigned her position upholding the laws she allegedly disregarded. After her third arrest in the last eight months, Staniland has quit the NYPD, and can now focus on fighting the multiple charges she is facing.
Dubbed “Little Miss Dangerous” by the New York Post thanks to the words emblazoned on her motorcycle helmet, Staniland was facing her third suspension from the force thanks to her latest incident. Staniland was arrested last week when she crashed her motorcycle into two cars at a red light on Staten Island.
When police showed up to the scene and asked Staniland for her ID, they made an interesting discovery. While she dug through her purse for her license, officers noticed a hypodermic needle, a silver spoon, and drug residue, according to the New York Daily News. Plus, for all the digging she did through her purse, Staniland was still unable to find her motorcycle’s registration, so officers were happy to add driving an unregistered vehicle to the growing list of charges she now faces.
Staniland is no stranger to trouble with the NYPD, as just a month earlier, officers in Brooklyn busted her with drugs and hypodermic needles while she was on duty at a police facility in Brooklyn according to the New York Post. Adding even more fuel to the fire, Staniland was busted for these drugs while she was suspended from the force for a crime she’d allegedly committed just a few months earlier.
Staniland’s first run in with the law happened in December of 2014, when she allegedly broke into the home of her boyfriend’s mother. Once inside, Staniland stole necklaces and bracelets, then proceeded to pawn them. She was arrested at that time and charged with burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, and petty larceny charges.
After each of her arrests, Staniland was suspended from her position with the NYPD, while the cases made their way through the court system. However, after this latest arrest, it seems that Staniland couldn’t deal with a third suspension and a third set of charges, so she finally resigned her position.
Now, Staniland faces multiple charges of possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance, burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, petty larceny, and driving an unregistered vehicle.