The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will move to toss 188 convictions tied to NYPD officers who themselves have been convicted of crimes tied to their duties.
The cases, all misdemeanors, were tied to arrests between 2001 and 2016. The DA’s office said more than half of the sentences in those cases led to defenders being fined or jailed.
The eight cops in question were convicted of a range of offenses, from lying under oath to bribe-taking and selling stolen guns.
“While most law enforcement officials and police officers are dedicated public servants, these eight officers, who played a material role in hundreds of arrests, criminally abused their positions of power. These illegal actions irrevocably taint these convictions and representations of process rights – the foundational principle of our legal system,” DA Alvin Bragg said in a statement Thursday.
Thursday’s batch come from a larger review of more than 1,100 cases tied to 22 former cops who were later convicted of crimes.