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

Cop Avoided Rape Conviction Thanks to Really Unreasonable Doubt

Today's cover of the Daily News boasts the exclamatory word "Rage!" and an ensuing story about the reason a New York jury only convicted Michael Pena, the NYPD cop who attacked a school teacher on her way to work, of predatory sexual assault instead of rape, which would have carried a possible life in prison sentence… » 3/30/12 12:20pm 3/30/12 12:20pm

Finally, One Measly Conviction in a Rape Cop Trial

Yesterday, the stars aligned momentarily and a New York jury was able to get it together enough to convict former New York City police officer Michael Pena of three sexual assault-related charges. But today, they snapped out of it and announced to the judge that they simply could not agree on a verdict for the… » 3/28/12 6:20pm 3/28/12 6:20pm

Hmm, Why Would Cops Be Reluctant To Submit Their DNA To A Database?

The good news is that across the country, police are putting their feet down and raising their voices in support of civil rights. They're standing against the tyranny of the government retaining DNA records of citizens when those people aren't being investigated for a crime. The bad news is that they only actually… » 10/17/11 6:45pm 10/17/11 6:45pm

'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