In an emotional trial that captivated the city of New York for years, a jury acquitted two NYC police officers on most charges, including rape and burglary.
The defense was based on the failure of the prosecution to present sufficient evidence to convict. The jury acquitted the officers based primarily on the following factors:
After deliberations, the jury acquitted on the rape and burglary charges but convicted on the charge of Official Misconduct based on the officers returning to the accuser’s home several times throughout the night. According to the officers, they returned to check on her and insure her safety.
If you know of someone who is in trouble with the law, you need a defense attorney who is experienced in presenting a strong defense and standing up for your rights.