Although NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata were convicted of three counts of official misconduct, their acquittal on more serious rape charges is drawing a lot of anger.
The City Council sent out a number of statements harshly criticizing the verdict.
City Council Speaker Quinn: “shocked and disappointed.”
Councilwoman Lappin: “saddened and dismayed.”
Councilwoman Mendez: “disappointing.”
Councilwoman Ferreras: “appalled…disheartened.”
Councilwoman Brewer: “destroys the trust between women and the police department.”
Councilwoman Chin: “disappointed.”
Councilwoman Dickens: “They deserve the harshest punishment.”
Councilwoman James: “shocks the conscience.”
Councilwoman Koslowitz: “appalled.”
Councilwoman Mark-Viverito: “demonstrates yet again the difficulties faced by women who seek justice after suffering an attack.”
Councilwoman Palma: “a troubling message…shaken the public’s trust.”
Councilwoman Rose: “disturbing.”
Connect Exec Dir. Ganesh: “a blow to women everywhere.”