Former New York City cop Kenneth Moreno, found not guilty in the rape of a fashion executive, is off the hook on a heroin possession charge.
Michael Pena, the police officer accused of raping a 25-year-old teacher in Inwood last week, believes the Manhattan DA is targeting him because of the acquittal of two officers accused of rape earlier this year.
Former NYPD Officer Franklin Mata has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for official misconduct. His former partner Kenneth Moreno, who was also convicted of official misconduct, was sentenced to a year in jail on Monday.
It was the verdict that shocked the city. On Monday it was the sentence that shocked the defendant. The ex-cop acquitted of raping a woman, but convicted of misconduct, was given a year in jail, even though probation recommended he walk free.
The then 21-year-old woman filed a complaint against Moreno and Mata, accusing them of using abusive and sexist language when she tried to report a theft in August 2008.
The lawyer for Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim said publicly Friday that he believes that fear was holding Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. from moving forward with the case against the former IMF chief.
Sentencing has been delayed for two former NYPD officers who were convicted of misconduct but acquitted of rape.
After seven days of deliberations jurors have found two New York City cops not guilty of sex charges after a woman accused them of rape in December 2008.
The jury’s first note of the day was a request for help from the judge. They wanted to know how to evaluate the conflicting testimony they’ve heard in the case.
The fate of two NYPD officers accused of raping a drunken fashion executive in 2008 is in the hands of a jury.
Thirteen jurors have spent the last two and a half months contemplating the guilt or innocence of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata.
In a risky move for the defense, Officer Franklin Mata, accused of covering for his partner, took the witness stand and told a much different story than anyone had heard to that point.
The woman insisted she has no doubt police officers were with her that night. Her testimony may cause the officers to take the stand.
The woman accusing two New York City cops of rape returned to the witness stand Friday for cross-examination. Defense attorneys immediately zeroed in on how much she had to drink the on the night in question.
For the first time after the alleged rape more than two years ago, Officer Kenneth Moreno and Officer Franklin Mata came face to face with their accuser.