Police Brutality

NYC Cops Acquitted in Sodomy Case

A New York City cop charged with aggravated sexual assault and two of his colleagues who were charged with covering up the attack were acquitted on all charges on Monday. “I feel good it’s finally behind me,” said Officer Richard Kern, who was accused of sodomizing Michael Mineo with a police baton. “I don’t believe it,” said Mineo, whose lawyer added, “This has been a travesty of justice.” Mineo was picked up in a subway station in 2008 for smoking pot. The acquittals come after a trial in which a fellow police officer, Kevin Maloney, said he saw the attack.