Robert Bishun was set to testify against rogue NYPD cop, Merlin Alston in a drug conspiracy case. Bishun will never make it to the stand, because he was abducted from his Bronx auto body shop and strangled to death in the back of his BMW by masked assailants.
Alston was arrested in 2014 on charges of aiding a major drug dealer as his alleged bodyguard and advisor. The NY Post wrote:
Merlin Alston, 32, of the 46th Precinct, was allegedly caught on wiretap helping drug lord’s facilitate deals and evade cops from June of 2010 to October of 2014, court papers state.
“The defendant not only drove drug dealers to deals, he handed kilos of cocaine to drug dealers, he warned drug dealers about police activity, he warned drug dealers about confidential informants and provided protection,” said Matthew McKenzie from the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor who is handling the case. “He picked up the telephone and warned a drug dealer that he and other police were coming through that night. That drug dealer then called other members of his crew and warned them.”
The full, crazy story can be read here.