On May 27, 2011, in the Manhattan Supreme Court, a jury acquitted two NYPD Officers of rape charges against an intoxicated woman they were dispatched to help in December of 2008. After a 6-week long trial, where mounting evidence and emotional testimony documented the sexual assault of the woman, the two officers involved were convicted of only three counts of official misconduct for entering her apartment without permission three times on the night of the encounter.
Are you as shocked as we are? Take Action!
Sign our petition NOW to Justice Gregory Carro to urge that he sentence Moreno and Mata to the maximum of two years for their official misconduct charges.
UPDATE: Sentencing for Moreno & Mata has been postponed to August 8, 2011.
New York County Supreme Court
100 Centre Street
Room 1300, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10013
t. (646) 386-4032
f. (212) 401-9261
Dear Justice Carro,
We are respectively writing to ask that you sentence former NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata to the fullest extent on the three counts of official misconduct of which they were convicted May 27, 2011. Moreno and Mata grossly violated their position of power when they entered the apartment of an intoxicated woman not once, not twice, but three times the night of December 7, 2008, without authorization of their supervisor. These are very serious crimes. The public must know that those entrusted to protect them will in fact protect, respect and serve them.
As officers charged with the duty of protecting the public, Moreno and Mata should be held to the highest standard. Their irresponsible actions shattered the public’s faith in being able to receive help from the police. Particularly for the women of New York City, we ask that you send a clear message that police officers cannot get away with misconduct that puts a vulnerable woman in danger.
We ask that you sentence these two men to the two year maximum jail time allowable under the law.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.