Joseph Tacopina

Officer Ken Moreno (left) and attorney Joe Tacopina (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Alleged Rape Cop’s Attorney: $57 Mil Lawsuit Is Part Of Accuser’s Motivation

There were dramatic developments Monday during closing arguments in the trial of two New York City Police officers accused of rape. The attorney for one of the officers said the victim is in it for the money.


NYPD officers Franklin Mata, left, and Kenneth Moreno

Officer Moreno’s Attorney Attacks Accuser’s Credibility In Closing Argument

Thirteen jurors have spent the last two and a half months contemplating the guilt or innocence of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata.


Courtroom sketch. (credit: Christine Cornell)

Accuser In NYPD Rape Trial Leaves Witness Stand

The woman insisted she has no doubt police officers were with her that night. Her testimony may cause the officers to take the stand.


Accused NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno (L), Franklin Mata (R) (credit: CBS2)

Accuser’s Testimony May Force Accused NYPD Rape Cops To Stand

It was an emotional final day on the stand Monday for the woman accusing two NYPD officers of rape. The testimony was so raw, she broke down in court.


NYP rape trial surveillance video

Surveillance Video Has NYPD Rape Trial Defense Salivating

Grainy images on a building surveillance tape have become key evidence in the case against two NYPD officers accused of rape.


Accused NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno (L), Franklin Mata (R) (credit: CBS2)

Accuser’s Friends Testify In Rape Trial Of NYPD Officers Moreno, Mata

The friends of a woman, who accused two NYPD officers of raping her in December 2008, testified that the alleged victim was intoxicated and couldn’t stand on her own.


St. Sen. Hiram Monserrate (C) enters court in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 15, 2009 - Photo: Ellis Kaplan-Pool/Getty Images

Feds: Monserrate Used Charity To Fund Campaign

Hiram Monserrate, the disgraced Queens politician who was expelled from the state Senate after an assault conviction, is accused of funding his 2006 campaign with charity money.