A Brooklyn teen claims two NYPD detectives raped her after taking her into custody on a drug cost, authorities stated Friday.
The 18-year-old sufferer’s beautiful accusations at the moment are the topic of two investigations by the Brooklyn district lawyer’s workplace and the NYPD’s Inner Affairs Bureau.
“I’m utterly brutalized by the rape. My life is in shatters,” the younger lady stated by means of her lawyer, Michael David. “Now each time I see any police, I’m in a panic.”
No arrests have been made, however the two detectives and their supervisor have been stripped of their weapons and shields and compelled on desk obligation because the investigations proceed.
Inner Affairs is also wanting into the detectives’ prior arrests and questioning confidential informants to see if there are some other victims, in response to a high-ranking NYPD supply with information of the case.
Brooklyn South Narcotics Detectives Edward Martins and Richard Corridor have been conducting an undercover buy-and-bust operation in Brighton Seashore on Sept. 14 with their supervisor, Sgt. John Espey, when the 2 detectives for some inexplicable cause drove off in an unmarked Dodge minivan, police sources stated.
The pair reappeared at Calvert Vaux Park close to Shore Parkway and Bay 44th St. at about eight p.m. the place they discovered the lady and two buddies, each males, sitting in a automotive.
The cops stopped them “as a result of they weren’t presupposed to be within the park,” a good friend of the sufferer who was on the scene stated.
The detectives handcuffed the teenager after discovering marijuana and the nervousness drug Klonopin in a bag subsequent to her and drove her away, based on the good friend, who stated he was suspicious concerning the cops from the beginning.
“I had Prozac on me,” stated the pal, who declined to be named. “They stated that it’s imagined to be within the bottle however they only gave it again to me.”
They solely handcuffed the lady, telling her pals that they have been taking her to the 60th Precinct on W. Eighth St. in Coney Island for processing.
As an alternative, Martins and Corridor allegedly took her to a secluded spot about two blocks from the 60th Precinct stationhouse, the place she says she was pressured to carry out a intercourse act on each cops.
One of many detectives additionally raped her, David stated.
“She’s an adolescent and she or he was principally kidnapped right into a police car with none justification,” the lawyer stated. “She had her handcuffs on once they raped her.”
The detectives then pressured her out of the minivan — about 45 minutes after taking her into custody — and drove off.
Her pal went to the 60th Precinct and located the sufferer close by.
“She was like ‘They only f—– me,’ ” the good friend stated. “I couldn’t have achieved something however it was undoubtedly simply a type of rattling moments.”
The pal took the sufferer to her mother and father, who rushed her to Maimonides Hospital for an examination. Docs there discovered indicators of sexual assault and referred to as police who began the investigation, David stated.
Inner Affairs hadn’t interviewed the detectives as of Friday as they look forward to Brooklyn prosecutors to complete their investigation, however Martins and Corridor advised colleagues that the intercourse was consensual, in line with the high-ranking police supply.
David stated his shopper was outraged by claims the intercourse was consensual. “She was in shock. She is a really emotional woman,” he stated.
David has filed a discover of declare for a lawsuit towards the town.
Martins and Corridor have been placed on modified obligation due to the allegations. Espey was placed on modified obligation for failing to oversee the 2 detectives.
Martins joined the NYPD in July 2006 and have become a detective in Might 2016. Corridor turned a cop in 2010 and was promoted to detective in April.
Ed Mullins, head of the Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation, stated Espey was concerned in an arrest at a unique location in the course of the incident. He referred to as it “lunacy” for the NYPD to take motion towards the sergeant.
Espey, 41, has been a cop for 22 years. He was beforehand assigned to the 67 Precinct.
Michael Palladino, the president of the Detectives’ Endowment Affiliation, declined to touch upon the probe. “The investigation is ongoing and the knowledge is altering hourly,” he stated.