Judge Gregory Carro
There was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.
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 woman insisted she has no doubt police officers were with her that night. Her testimony may cause the officers to take the 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.