Jurors Hear 911 Calls Of Moreno, Mata Reportedly Impersonating Citizens In NYPD Rape Case
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jurors in the trial of two NYPD officers accused of raping an intoxicated fashion executive in her Manhattan apartment in 2008, heard potentially damaging evidence against the officers Monday, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports.
According to prosecutors, Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, pretending to be citizens, called 911 and reported phony situations that required police attention in order to keep themselves in the vicinity of the East 13th Street building where the alleged rape occurred.
LISTEN: 911 call that prosecutors say was made so officers could return to the alleged victim’s apartment
Earlier, the jury watched surveillance videos of the officers entering and leaving the building four times over several hours.
So, how did they account for their whereabouts?
WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell on the damaging evidence
In one call to 911, in a tape played for the jury, a man who identified himself as “John Edward” reported a homeless man snoring in the entrance to a building on East 13th Street. The call was made at 1:47 a.m. on December 7, 2008.
When another radio car offered to handle that one, the accused officers jumped on the radio saying ‘Oh no, we’ll go,’ Cornell reported.
Moreno is accused of then raping the woman while Mata served as a lookout.