Former NYPD Officer Acquitted of Rape Unsurprisingly Determined an…

Kenneth Moreno, one of the pithily nicknamed NYPD "rape cops" who was cleared on all but three charges of "official misconduct" despite a preponderance of evidence (including surveillance footage) suggesting that he raped a woman in her apartment while his partner played lookout, is back in the courts, this time… » 12/22/12 2:30pm 12/22/12 2:30pm

'Rape Cops' Say All Charges Should Be Cleared Since They Were Just…

Remember the charmingly-nicknamed NYPD "rape cops" who were acquitted of rape and burglary but charged with "official misconduct" back in 2011 for having sex with a drunk woman whose taxi driver had called 911 out of concern for her wellbeing? (Not to be confused with that other "rape cop," Michael Pena, who struck a… » 10/23/12 11:40am 10/23/12 11:40am

NYC 'Rape Cop' May Be At Your Next Doctor's Visit

Though Kenneth Moreno was acquitted of raping a woman in her apartment, he was convicted of official misconduct and kicked out of the NYPD. That means he must find work elsewhere, and unfortunately crawling into a hole in the ground isn't a viable career option. Instead, he's training to be a radiologist's assistant… » 10/27/11 10:40am 10/27/11 10:40am

NYC 'Rape Cops' Juror Suggests The Woman Consented

Patrick Kirkland, a juror who voted to acquit former NYPD cops Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata of almost all charges in the notorious rape trial, has written a long piece on the experience for Gothamist. In it, he defends the jury from charges that they let a rapist go free, somewhat explains why they doubted the… » 9/08/11 1:50pm 9/08/11 1:50pm

Second NYC 'Rape Cop' Sentenced To 60 Days For Misconduct

Two days after his partner Kenneth Moreno's sentencing, former New York City policeman Franklin Mata was sentenced to 60 days in jail for official misconduct after he allegedly stood guard while Moreno sexually assaulted a woman. The policemen were acquitted of a more serious charge of rape back in May. The judge told… » 8/10/11 4:30pm 8/10/11 4:30pm

'Rape Cop' Sentenced To Year In Jail, Quickly Released

Today former NYPD police officer Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of raping a woman while on duty, received the maximum sentence for "official misconduct" and was berated by a judge for his numerous lies. But, the story has an utterly unsatisfying end, as Moreno was released just hours later by an appeals court judge. » 8/08/11 10:15pm 8/08/11 10:15pm