Falsely Accused NY Brothers Reach Settlement
NEW YORK (AP) - Two brothers who were falsely accused of selling drugs to undercover police have reached a settlement with New York City.
Jose and Maximo Colon were charged with selling two bags of cocaine worth $100 in January 2008. But a video from nightclub security cameras in Queens backed up the brothers’ accounts that they did nothing wrong. The charges were dropped months later.
The Daily News said city lawyers filed a notice of the settlement. The notice did not disclose the amount.
Prosecutors brought charges against two undercover officers. One pleaded guilty to filling out an affidavit describing a drug deal that never happened.
The other pleaded not guilty and his case was pending.
Both have resigned from the force.
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