Ex-NYPD detectives get probation for having sex with woman in custody

Ex-NYPD detectives get probation for having sex with woman in custody

On Thursday the former police officers, both in their mid to late thirties, pleaded guilty to official misconduct and other charges linked to the incident. The duo offered to release the girl if she agrees to have sex with them, claim investigators. The police officers did not report the arrest.

Let off: Two former detectives who were indicted for having sex with an 18-year-old woman in custody in exchange for her release received five years probation.

In court, the judge said he agreed to probation because prosecutors had demonstrated that violent felony counts against the defendants - including rape charges that were eventually dismissed - couldn't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The detectives, Eddie Martin, and Richard Hall will not be sentenced to prison because they have pleaded guilty to their charges.

"The credibility of the victim, or the complainant, in this case was seriously, seriously questionable, at best", said Chun, according to a court transcript obtained by CNN.

The attorney said he will represent the woman in a federal lawsuit against the city and will ask the US Attorney for the Eastern District of NY to prosecute Martins and Hall.

"However, I could also see a possibility that a jury, or a trier of fact, could just come back with convictions just on the misdemeanors" of misconduct, the judge said. Each faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted of the more serious charges.

Gonzalez - who advocated for a prison sentence of up to three years - objected to Chun's anticipated slap-on-the-wrist, and lamented the fact that new legislation prohibiting police from having sex with people in their custody - which was crafted as a direct response the defendants' lurid crime - can not be applied retroactively to the case that inspired it.

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"These defendants engaged in a shocking abuse of power which they finally acknowledged", said DA Eric Gonzalez. "We could not apply the new law retroactively. yet we remained committed to holding these defendants accountable".

Chambers later accused the pair of rape, with DNA proof proving that she had been subjected to a sexual encounter with each cops.

Martins and Hall resigned in November 2017 before facing an administrative proceeding that could have resulted in their firing.

New York State Supreme Courtroom Justice Danny Chun mentioned Thursday that there was "very compelling scientific evidence" in opposition to the pair.

The suspect was an 18-year-old they had arrested for suspected marijuana possession in the fall of 2017.

The victim was driving with two friends near Coney Island when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana.

The woman's attorney, Michael N. David, said it was a "complete injustice" that the ex-police officers escaped a jail sentence. They even resigned from their job on their own, long after the incident.

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