Opening statements began Monday in the trial of two New York City cops charged in the rape of an inebriated woman they escorted home in December 2008.
Before jury selection began Tuesday, the judge in the case dismissed 12 official misconduct charges. The other major charges remain intact.
NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, accused of raping a semi-conscious drunk woman in her East Village apartment in 2008, pleaded not guilty to additional charges Monday.
A case involving a woman who claims she was raped by a police officer is in pre-trial hearings.