What may have been a bogus call to 911 has been added to evidence in the case of two police officers charged with rape, NY City Criminal Lawyers have learned. The 911 call was used to explain one of the four trips the cops made to the home of the victim.
The 911 call originated from a pay phone at First Ave. and E. 13th Street by a man who claimed to be Canadian. The alleged visitor from Canada called to complain about a homeless man sleeping in the hallway of a nearby building.
“He’s just sleeping there in the hallway… He smells really bad,” the caller said. The tape of the call was played in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“He didn’t bother anybody, but he’s like right at the front door.”
The pay phone was on the same corner where the officers in questioned had come to respond to a fender bender. The dispatcher put out the call about the homeless person, and the two officers already nearby responded to say they were going to investigate. They reported their arrival in the lobby of the building at 1:59 a.m. Unfortunately for them, they were caught on tape entering a different building at that exact same time. In The Bronx and Westchester County authorities are vigilant when it comes to police behavior.
This was the building where their accuser lived. The pair of officers had already been there earlier, New York Sex Crime Lawyers found upon investigation. They first went there to escort the woman inside after a cabbie called 911 because the woman was too drunk to get out of her cab.
Surveillance video showed the cops returning to the building twice more that night.
The first time, they were there for half an hour, during a period dispatchers believed they were dealing with a theft call. Another half hour they were in the building, they were supposedly on a meal break.
One of the officers is accused of raping the woman and the other of serving as lookout. They deny the charges. The 29-year-old woman is expected to testify, but may have been too drunk at the time to clearly remember just what happened.
The officers told NY City Criminal Lawyers they did go to her home repeatedly, but it was only to check on her between jobs. If you or a loved is charged with criminal activity, there’s only one place to go – to a New York City Criminal Lawyer. It is your right to have a fair trial. Ensure your rights are upheld by hiring a NY City Criminal Lawyer today. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.