New York City Police Officer Baimadajie Angwang was arrested this week on charges of acting as an “agent” of China.
Angwang is a community affairs officer in the 111 precinct in Queens in New York City. He is also a U.S. Army Reservist at Fort Dix.
According to the charging documents, Angwang acted “at the direction and control” of Chinese government officials at the Chinese consulate in New York. He was allegedly charged with reporting on the activities of ethnic Tibetans, assessing potential ethnic Tibetan intelligence sources and using his position at the NYPD to give consulate officials access to senior NYPD officials.
Angwang referred to himself as an “asset” of the People’s Republic of China and referred to an unidentified Chinese consular official with whom was in “frequent communication” as “Boss.”
In 2018, the NYPD awarded Angwang “Officer of the Month” for his initiative and public service.