then next time someone whines about many of the public not trusting the police, they should be slapped with a copy of this. Because this is such bullshit...
Back at the precinct, as Deluca was being taken out of the car,
Marrero struck him with his police baton, opening up a gash on the top
of his head. Another officer said there was so much blood, they had to
clean it up with a mop. It took 12 staples at the hospital to close the
In a deposition, Deluca said Marrero told him “You can’t disrespect us in the street like that.” Deluca received a $398,000 settlement, of which Marrero was ordered to pay $4,000.
A year after Deluca’s arrest, Marrero and his partner held a
handcuffed prisoner down while another officer stomped on the person’s
head. During an internal affairs investigation, Marrero falsely denied
that any officer used physical force.
All told, by 2014, the city had paid about $900,000 to settle accusations against officer Marrero.
Publicly, neither he nor the city admitted any wrongdoing.
in secret, after an investigation into Deluca’s arrest and the stomping
incident a year later, Marrero pleaded guilty to multiple department
charges, including striking an individual with “no legitimate police
purpose,” “making unnecessary physical contact,” and “providing
inaccurate, incomplete misleading answers” to department investigators,
according to the files BuzzFeed News obtained.
Yet the NYPD
commissioner at the time, Ray Kelly, decided that wasn’t a reason to
fire him. Instead he was put on dismissal probation and he forfeited 45
Marrero remains on the force today, earning almost
$120,000 last year. He continues to patrol the streets, making dozens of
arrests since he was found guilty by the department.
Assaults, lying under oath, tampering with evidence, with witnesses...
And getting away with it.