What the hell is wrong with Staten Island Cops?
Cops drop teenager in swamp
|Here the S.I. Advance did a good job in printing photos of the
locations where 2 cops dropped and stripped a 14 year old after they
caught him throwing eggs on a car on Halloween night. But it's all OK,
because they were just kidding!
|Here's an excerpt from the story from the S.I. Advance
Kidnap count for cops, demands teen's lawyer
Dumping of suspect in remote location on Halloween results in misdemeanor charges
Monday, December 03, 2007
By JEFF HARRELL
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE
ISLAND, N.Y. -- It was a bizarre Halloween incident involving two
police officers who abandoned a 14-year-old egg-tossing suspect in a
Now there are calls for more serious charges against the two cops.
the officers caught the Graniteville teen on the corner of Arlington
Place and South Avenue in Mariners Harbor that night, they did not
Instead, police officers Thomas Elliassen and Richard Danese decided to teach the youth a lesson.
They handcuffed Rayshawn Moreno and put him in the police car's back seat normally reserved for prisoners.
cops dumped the teen three miles away at a dark, remote West Shore spot
on River Road in Bloomfield next to railroad tracks in front of a
utility substation surrounded by marshland and fields of cattail weeds.
and Danese, both of Great Kills, have been issued desk appearance
tickets on misdemeanor charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment
and endangering the welfare of a child. Both are due back in court
Wednesday on the misdemeanor counts.
But the attorney representing the Moreno family believes the two cops should face stiffer charges.
Jason Leventhal wants prosecutors to charge both men with second-degree kidnapping.
backs his contention with, among others, a 1995 case in which a New
York appellate court upheld a second-degree kidnapping conviction based
on the "defendant's act of holding her in a place where she was not
likely to be found ... a moving car traveling through desolate, rural
Read the whole article at silive.com
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