Two N.Y. officers plead not guilty to making false arrests

By Matthew Chayes
New York Newsday

NEW YORK — Two undercover New York police officers in Queens who prosecutors say had clubgoers falsely arrested on trumped-up charges of cocaine dealing pleaded not guilty yesterday to a litany of felony corruption charges.

Officer Henry Tavarez and former Det. Stephen Anderson were indicted on charges that they used cash and cocaine-filled Ziploc bags seized from later-convicted suspects as evidence against innocent men last January during an undercover buy-and-bust operation at an Elmhurst nightclub, prosecutors said.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
  1. Tags
  2. Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs

Recommended Drug Interdiction / Narcotics

Join the discussion