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6993: Ex-NY Officers Sentenced (fwd)





From: nozier <nozier@tradewind.net>

 Ex-NY Officers Sentenced  The Associated Press, Sat 10 Feb 2001

NEW YORK (AP)  Two former police officers were put on probation for
misleading FBI investigators  about the torture of a prisoner in 1997.
Francisco Rosario, 36, and Rolando Aleman, 30, were among six officers
to either be convicted or plead guilty in the attack on Abner Louima, a
black Haitian immigrant who was dragged into a Brooklyn   precinct
bathroom and sodomized with a broken broomstick.  Rosario was sentenced
to three years probation on Friday by U.S. District Judge Eugene
Nickerson.Rolando Aleman, 30, was given two years probation. Prosecutors
said they saw Justin Volpe, one of the alleged attackers, throw a
battered, half-naked  Louima into a holding cell. Volpe admitted in a
guilty plea that he wanted to punish Louima because he believed he had
punched him outside a nightclub. Prosecutors accused the officers of
lying to the FBI, first claiming they were not there and later saying
the officer they saw was not Volpe.
 Aleman pleaded guilty. A jury convicted Rosario last year.