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DA says bike cop verdict shows no one "above the law"

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 07:38 PM

From: PressOffice-ManhattanDA <pressoffice@dany.nyc.gov>
Sent: Thu Apr 29 15:28:36 2010
Subject: DA VANCE STATEMENT ON VERDICT IN PATRICK POGAN TRIAL


DISTRICT ATTORNEY – NEW YORK COUNTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erin Duggan
April 29, 2010
212-335-9400

STATEMENT ON VERDICT IN PATRICK POGAN TRIAL

Patrick Pogan was found guilty today of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree and Making a Punishable False Written Statement. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., issued the following statement:


“The New York City Police Department is our most important partner in law enforcement. Citizens trust that every police officer will protect and defend their safety with honesty and integrity. This conviction reinforces that no one — even a member of law enforcement — is above the law, and that inexperience is not an excuse to violate the law intentionally.

“I would like to thank Assistant District Attorney Ryan Connors, from our Official Corruption Unit, and Assistant District Attorney David Drucker, Senior Trial Counsel in Trial Bureau 50, for their hard work in successfully prosecuting this serious and complex case. ADA Connors and ADA Drucker were supervised by Assistant District Attorney Richard Buckheit, Chief of the Official Corruption Unit. I also want to thank Investigative Analyst Kristen Arditi, Official Corruption Unit, for her assistance.

“I would also like to thank the Internal Affairs Bureau of the New York City Police Department for its assistance in the investigation.”

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