Officer Franklin Mata

Patrick Kirkland Juror No. 8

Exclusive: Inside NYPD ‘Rape Cops’ Jury Room

Call them confessions from behind closed doors. We’re finally hearing the answer to that question New Yorkers have been asking for months: how did 12 people acquit a pair of NYPD cops of rape?

09/19/2011

Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata (credit: CBS 2)

Attorneys For Ex-NYPD Officers Moreno, Mata Want Misconduct Conviction Thrown Out

Sentencing has been delayed for two former NYPD officers who were convicted of misconduct but acquitted of rape.

06/28/2011

Police officer Ken Moreno, second from left with co-defendant Franklin Mata, second from right, speak to the media outside Manhattan criminal court, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (credit: Louis Lanzano/AP)

NYPD Rape Trial Accuser Sounds Off On Verdict

The acquittal of two NYPD officers accused in the rape of an East Village woman has sparked emotions from many. On Tuesday night we heard from their accuser — in her own words.

05/31/2011

NYPD officers Franklin Mata, left, and Kenneth Moreno

DA Goes On Attack During NYPD Rape Trial Closing Argument

Prosecutors said the cops were supposed to be New York City’s finest, but instead were New York City’s worst.

05/17/2011

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.

05/16/2011

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

Both Sides Prepare Closing Arguments In NYPD Rape Trial

Closing arguments were expected Thursday in the six-week long trial of two police officers charged with rape. Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata could face up to 25 years in prison if they’re convicted.

05/12/2011

Police officer Ken Moreno, left, exits the courtroom at State Supreme court with his attorney Joe Tacopina, Monday, May 9, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NYPD Officer Moreno Under Cross-Examination: ‘I Don’t Kiss And Tell’

It was another day of cross-examination for NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno as assistant district attorney Coleen Balbert grilled the cop accused of rape about the details on the night in question.

05/11/2011

Police officer Ken Moreno, left, exits the courtroom at State Supreme court with his attorney Joe Tacopina, Monday, May 9, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Kenneth Moreno, NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape, Breaks Down On Stand

New York City police officer Kenneth Moreno, accused of raping an intoxicated woman in her Village apartment after helping her to get home, will return to the stand to face cross-examination. He claims he was just comforting a drunk, troubled woman.

05/10/2011

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

NYPD Officer Moreno Denies Raping Drunken Fashion Executive

Officer Kenneth Moreno took the stand during his own trial today and denied raping an intoxicated woman inside her Manhattan apt., but admitted to making a fake 911 call to return to her home.

05/09/2011

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

NYPD Officer Charged In Rape Denies Attack

An NYPD cop accused of standing lookout while his partner raped a drunken woman told a jury that they repeatedly visited the alleged victim’s apartment because they were concerned about her health.

05/07/2011

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.

04/19/2011

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.

04/18/2011

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.

04/08/2011