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Former NYPD Officer Sentenced to Almost 5 Years in Prison

Friday, June 22, 2012

A former New York City Police Department officer charged with violating the civil rights of an African-American man by falsely arresting him was sentenced to nearly five years in jail in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.

Michael Daragjati, 33, will serve nine months for making a false arrest of a black man on Staten Island in April 2011 and fabricating charges against him. Shortly after the incident, the authorities recorded Daragjati telling a friend on the phone that he had “fried another n***er”

Daragjati will also serve a consecutive sentence of four years for assaulting and threatening a man in Staten Island who allegedly took his snowplow equipment.

The ex-officer pleaded guilty in January to extortion and willfully violating the civil rights of the African-American victim.

“The sentence imposed today reflects the seriousness of the crimes committed by a former police officer — false arrest and imprisonment motivated by racial animus, and engaging in vigilante justice,” said Loretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

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Comments [1]

nick

Good, there are a lot of cops out there who arrest unidentified people just to make some overtime and get excused from there tour the next day. They don't care if they ruin life's and families. Just to make them selves look good. If you really do something you deserve to get arrested but if you don't why do these idiots arrest you? And there excuse is "let the courts handle it". Well yeah the court will handle it but in the mean time the persons life, family and career is getting all screwed up. Well I hope this idiot cop gets what he deserves in prison and remember my friend.... Don't drop the soap.

Aug. 07 2012 09:42 PM

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