Lydia Cuomo said, "His face and his picture will forever haunt me. It's never going to be something that I'm OK seeing. And I have this opportunity to take this negative thing and make it positive, so it's definitely just something I want to continue to do."
Former NYPD officer Franklin Mata was sentenced today to 60 days in jail and three years probation for official misconduct stemming from rape charges that he and his former partner were acquitted of in May.
Gratifying feelings of seeing "the system work" were chilled by the reality of the system itself: just hours after being sentenced and led away to jail, Moreno was released on $125,000 bail pending appeal.
As the woman who accused him of rape sat in the courtroom, ex-cop Kenneth Moreno was upbraided by Justice Gregory Carro, who said that when police officers commit crimes, "It endangers the fabric of society."
The two cops convicted of misdemeanor official misconduct but acquitted of felony rape charges were supposed to have been sentenced today, but sentencing has been postponed so lawyers can watch outtakes from an HBO documentary.