Kenneth Moreno, Former NYC Cop Acquitted Of Rape, Skirts On Heroin Charge

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Former New York City cop Kenneth Moreno is off the hook on a heroin possession charge.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

He was acquitted earlier this year of raping a fashion executive. Moreno and former officer Franklin Mata had helped the woman into her apartment after a night of heavy drinking in December 2008.

The prosecutor in the rape trial, Colleen Balbert, told the judge that since Moreno has been sentenced to the maximum – one year in jail – for the official misconduct conviction that resulted from that trial, there is no criminal justice purpose in prosecuting the misdemeanor heroin charge.

Two glassines of the drug had been found in Moreno’s police locker during the rape investigation.

Defense attorney Joe Tacopina was ready to argue the locker is shared by five cops when judge Gregory Carro dismissed the case.

Do you think the judge made the right call? Let us know below…

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  • MJ

    typical NEW YORK’S FINEST

  • Rodin

    A real gem of a guy!

    Don’t even “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” Not interested. Not worth my time.

  • j.j.

    boy..this guy wears a teflon suit.

  • No Angel myself

    No one is perfect. We all make mistakes.

  • Frank D

    This is sooo stupid. He brought glassines of heroin and placed them in his shared locker inside the precinct. For what? To shoot up in the shower. Gimme a f*kin break!

    It’s childish to believe that he put that in there. I can see an immauture cop flaking MOreno to express his childish rage. What do they say- “commit a crime to solve a crime”? .

    • KPMc

      So… you are defending a cop convicted of misconduct by throwing an imaginary cop who has done nothing wrong under the bus?

      Not really sure of the logic of that.

      Shooting up is NOT the only way of ingesting heroin! I hope cops are not as naive as you.

      Probably be impossible to prove if 5 cops really shared the locker but either way this piece of garbage isn’t worth defending.

  • Johnny Handsome

    Why not press with the drug charge? He was a cop. Once he put that badge on and took the oath, he is held to a higher standard than the average person. His punishment should be 10 times that of a non-pig.

  • Prospect Ave

    What a looser with a beutiful wife.

  • Sgt. McGillicuddy

    Cop of the year!

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