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Michael Mineo’s Cop Sodomy Case Ends in 4 Police Acquittals

In February a New York Supreme Court jury acquitted three officers accused of illegally detaining Michael Mineo and sodomizing him with a baton. Yesterday a federal jury in Mineo’s civil rights lawsuit let three of four cops off the hook, who were accused of false arrest and denying medical treatment. The fourth officer, Richard Kern, was found guilty of malicious abuse of the criminal process — but the conviction was immediately dismissed by the judge, who said there was no evidence to support it. [NYT]

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