News papers are reporting that an NYPD Officer raped an intoxicated women after escorting her to her residence from a drinking establishment. See http://www.nypost.com/seven/03042009/news/regionalnews/partner_turns_on_accused_rape_cop_157926.htm
The accounts are horrific and the actions of the officers if prov-en to be true are a gross deviation from their sworn duty, and tarnish the entire police department. Police are often in situations where the public “trusts” us in their most vulnerable moments. That this trust is violated, in a brutal rape against a defenseless women who was incapacitated is an extremely violent crime.
That a police officer may have committed the offense is a betrayal of the public trust of the highest order. As such and if and when the Officer’s are convicted they deserves life without parole. It will be years before the public trust is established.
That his partner ( if true) stood guard, and facilitated the crime makes him a full accessory to rape. No special treatment should be given to these officers who are in fact savages, if and when a court of competent jurisdiction finds them guilty. As even police are entitled to a fact finding court adjudication of the incident.
Morally, that a Police Officer who has seen the carnage of crime, and seen the tears of victims becomes a predator indicates that he may have been a bad apple all along. As such all his prior cases and all offenses in which he was the arresting officer are suspect and may have been tainted.
It is also being reported that Officer Moreno had Heroin in his Locker. Generally, this indicates a drug addict, and rogue officer. The police department is no different than any other large organization. We have good, and bad, loving and indifferent. But this guy takes the cake, a rapist with a gun and shield who preyed upon an unsuspecting female in need of safe passage to her home. She would up with a wolf in sheeps clothing, and if this is true Kenneth Moreno and his partner should never see the streets of New York again.