Kenneth Moreno

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    October 26, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno, Former NYPD Officer Acquitted of Rape, Wants to Be a Radiologist

    Not Moreno, but maybe, someday, he could do this too. ​Surely you remember Kenneth Moreno, the cop who, along with Franklin Mata, was earlier this year acquitted of raping a drunk woman in the East Village but found guilty of official misconduct and fired from the NYPD? He is now, according to ... More >>

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    October 1, 2011

    SlutWalk NYC Preparing to Take Over Union Square

    Occupy Wall Street is not the only protest in town. Starting around 11 a.m. today, SlutWalk NYC will be in Union Square Park to challenge sexual violence in New York and abroad. If you're expecting to see every participant strolling the streets dressed in lingerie and stilettos, think again. Organiz ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Michael Pena, NYPD Cop Accused of Rape, Says He Was 'Cheating' on His Girlfriend

    ​Michael Pena, the off-duty NYPD officer accused of raping a teacher in Inwood, was indicted and arraigned today on five counts of predatory sexual assault, two counts of first-degree rape, and three counts of a criminal sexual act in the first degree, reports DNA Info. He pleaded not guilty, ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Franklin Mata, "Rape Cop" Kenneth Moreno's Partner, Gets 60 Days

    Mata, left, and Moreno, right. ​Franklin Mata, the cop who was accused of serving as lookout while his partner Kenneth Moreno raped a woman in her apartment in 2008, has been sentenced to 60 days in prison for official misconduct plus three years' probation. Moreno was sentenced this week to one y ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno, Cop Accused of Rape, Sentenced to One Year For Official Misconduct

    Mata, left, and Moreno, right. ​Kenneth Moreno, the "rape cop" who was acquitted on charges of raping a woman in her apartment in 2008, was sentenced to one year in prison today for official misconduct. Both he and partner Franklin Mata were convicted of misdemeanor official misconduct in May, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Post, Daily News, Others Pick Up Voice Exclusive on Mata and Moreno's Prior Complaint

    ​The New York Post and the New York Daily News both followed our story on the prior complaint filed against police officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno. And they cited the Voice story in their articles. The UK Daily Mail also weighed in on the story. As did Gawker, Jezebel, NBC New York ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2011

    Mata and Moreno's Previous Late-Night Incident

    What the jury didn't hear: the recently acquitted NYPD officers had another reported issue with a young woman

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    July 6, 2011

    This Week In The Voice: Mata and Moreno's Other Incident

    ​This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman brings light to another case involving Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata, and a young, intoxicated woman. Just a few months before the alleged rape for which they were acquitted, the two were accused of being verbally abusive to a woman, refusing to take her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno, NYPD Cops Acquitted of Rape, Likely to Have Sentencing Postponed

    ​Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, the two New York City police officers convicted of official misconduct last month (while being acquitted of the rape of an East Village woman) will likely have their sentencing postponed, the New York Times reports. This is at least partly so that defense law ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Garrett Mannerz, New York Cop, Accused of Groping Woman Then Asking Her on a Date

    ​A police officer in Nassau County, Long Island pleaded not guilty yesterday to sexually abusing a woman, receiving a bribe and official misconduct. Garrett Mannerz allegedly pulled over three women and gave the driver a sobriety test before removing a passenger and offering to let them go if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno, Fired NYPD Officer, Wants More Child Support

    ​One of the officers acquitted in the East Village rape case is now strapped for cash after being fired from the NYPD for misconduct. Kenneth Moreno, who has custody of his 14-year-old daughter, is demanding more child support from his ex-girlfriend, who in turn is smearing him to the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Jurors in NYPD Rape Trial Say They Believe Officers Were Guilty

    ​The rape trial of two NYPD cops continues to make news despite the officers having been acquitted of rape charges. According to DNA Info, jury members have confessed that they believed the cops -- who have since lost their jobs for official misconduct -- to be guilty but had to acquit based o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno, Not Guilty NYPD Officer, Harassed Again in Poster Campaign

    via Gothamist​The "NYPD Rapists" posters that followed the "not guilty" verdict in the rape trial of officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, paired with a pretty lively protest, demonstrated that at least some locals were stung by the verdict and willing to act out. But a new poster campaig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    NYPD Rape Trial Accuser Releases Statement: 'Public Opinion Will Be the Ultimate Verdict'

    ​The trial of Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, the now-former NYPD cops accused of rape by a fashion executive who lived in the East Village at the time, has been much publicized, and, as such, it's perhaps no surprise that the accuser, who still has a civil suit against the city, has now iss ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    'NYPD Rapists' Plastered Around East Village

    via​Though Friday evening's protest of the Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata acquittal in the NYPD rape case seemed like a moment of catharsis, it's not quite over for everyone who felt betrayed by the verdict. "People were pissed," we learned of the protest and apparently they still are: A new ... More >>

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    May 29, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno's Wife Says Rape Accuser Can Go To Hell

    ​Insult continues to be added to injury for the woman who accused NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata of raping her in 2008. First, they were found not guilty of rape despite A LOT of evidence indicating their guilt; and now, Kenneth Moreno's wife Julia says their accuser can "go to hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    "Fuck The Police": Hundreds Protest Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata's Acquittal

    ​A few of us Voice women headed down to the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse yesterday to join hundreds of New Yorkers protesting the acquittal of Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, the two NYPD cops accused of raping a woman in her apartment in 2009. There was chanting, sign-waving, speechifying; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    NYPD Rape Trial Verdict Will Be Protested Friday in NYC (Updated)

    ​On Thursday two NYPD officers, Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, were found not guilty of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman. The jury's decision, which convicts the two men of "official misconduct," but acquits them of rape, falsifying business records, and burglary charges (for enterin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Rape Cop Reactions: Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata Got Off, But Won't Be Forgotten

    ​We watched the rape trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata with our eyes half-covered, anticipating ugliness. And indeed it was icky, with slut-shaming and anything else to undermine the accuser. Yesterday came the verdict -- not guilty -- for the most serious charges, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, NYPD Officers, Found Not Guilty of Rape

    Moreno on the stand​There is a verdict in the trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, who had been accused of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman they were called to help home on a drunken night in 2008. This comes on the seventh day of deliberations. Moreno, 43, and Mata, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    NYPD Rape Trial Hears Closing Defense Argument: Accuser Just Wants $57 Million

    ​The defense attorney for New York City cops Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, accused of raping a drunk East Village women, delivered his closing statement in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday, calling the alleged victim a golddigger. "Fifty-seven million -- that's a lot of money," said Edwar ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    NYPD Rape Case Rests Against 'New York's Worst'

    ​"They were supposed to be New York's finest," prosecutor Coleen Balbert said in her closing statement today against officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata. "But on December 7, 2008, they were New York's worst." Moreno stands accused of raping a drunk East Village woman while Mata waited in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno, NYPD Officer on Trial For Rape, Lied At Least Once on the Stand

    ​The NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno stands accused of raping an East Village woman while on duty, having been called to her apartment to help her home because she was drunk. During his testimony this week, Moreno said he did not call the woman an ambulance because ambulances are too often tied up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno at NYPD Rape Trial: 'I Don't Kiss and Tell'

    ​In a second day of testimony at his rape trial, NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno told a prosecutor that he never told his partner about what happened in the East Village bedroom where a drunk woman claims he raped her because "I was embarrassed." Franklin Mata, Moreno's co-officer on trial as an a ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno Takes the Stand in NYPD Rape Trial, Blames Aggressive Accuser

    ​New York Police Officer Kenneth Moreno stands accused of raping a drunk East Village woman after he was called to her apartment by a cab driver to help her get upstairs to her apartment; his partner Franklin Mata is accused of keeping watch during the rape, waiting in the living room. After w ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    NYPD Rape Case Collides With Joel Steinberg Adoption Scandal in Surprise Testimony

    Steinberg, who killed his adopted daughter​Two New York City tabloid stories -- one current and one from a quarter-century ago -- crashed into one another yesterday in a Manhattan court room during a gynecologist's testimony in the rape case against two New York Police Department officers, Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Rape Victim Could Really 'Pound It' According to Scummy Defense Attorney For NYPD Officers

    ​Defense lawyer Joseph Tacopina worked on smearing the accuser yesterday at the trial of New York City Police Department officer Kenneth Moreno and his alleged lookout Franklin Mata, who prosecutors say raped a drunk East Village woman when they were called to her apartment to assist her from ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    NYPD Rape Trial: DNA Does Not Match Cops

    ​The case against NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata in the rape of an East Village woman was complicated by testimony about DNA, or at least the defense would have you believe. An NYPD criminalist said that head and pubic hairs taken from the accused do not match DNA from the woma ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    NYPD Rape Trial: Accuser Testifies Through Tears

    ​A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno while his partner, Franklin Mata, stood watch, testified yesterday in State Supreme Court. "I was so intoxicated I couldn't say or do anything," the woman said on the stand. Prosecutors allege that the officers were ca ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Fake 911 Call Could Derail Cops' Rape Defense

    ​Two NYPD officers accused of raping a drunk East Village woman had their case complicated on Monday when the jury heard a 911 call that prosecutors say the police faked. After helping the intoxicated woman from a cab into her apartment, the two officers, Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, retu ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Cops on Trial for Rape Get Some Charges Thrown Out, Still Face Tale of the Tape

    Cops Moreno (right) and Mata​Cops Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, accused in the December 2008 rape of a drunken woman they helped home, won a minor victory this morning in court, right before jury selection in their long-delayed trial. Twelve charges were dismissed, but that was just paperwork ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Cops Accused of Raping Woman Still On NYPD Payroll

    Kenneth Moreno, one of the accused. via NYPost​One of the NYPD cops charged with raping a woman they had been called to help into her apartment made what amounts to a confession. The victim returned to the police department a few days after the incident and taped a conversation she had with office ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Alleged Drunk-Rape Cops Turn Themselves In

    Two cops have been charged with raping and robbing a 27-year-old woman while supposedly responding to a 911 call after she was too drunk to get out of a taxi last December. Both officers turned themselves in today. The charges are rape, burglary and official misconduct. When the intoxicated woman, ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Drunk-Rape Cops Indicted

    You may remember the two cops who, back in December, took a vomiting-drunk woman from the taxicab where she had become incapacitated back to her East Village apartment; one of them allegedly raped her (a few times) while the other hung out. Alleged lookout cop Franklin Mata later said his partner, K ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Cop's Partner Turns, Says He Raped East Village Woman

    The New York Post says the one of the cops who took an East Village woman back to her apartment while she was stumbling drunk last December, then made a couple of suspicious return visits, has told investigators that his partner raped her. This contradicts Officer Franklin Mata's earlier claim that ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Rape Case Cop Said Sex With Drunk Woman Was Consensual

    The Post is reporting that the junior officer in the recently-revealed rape investigation of two New York cops said the sex his partner had with the visibly drunk woman they'd been sent to help was "consensual." The NYPD is said to be skeptical of Officer Franklin Mata's story that Officer Kenneth M ... More >>