10/05/2010

Video clears NY men of selling coke to cop

Charged with selling two bags of cocaine worth $100 in January 2008

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Two brothers who were falsely accused of selling drugs to undercover police have reached a settlement with New York City.

Jose and Maximo Colon were charged with selling two bags of cocaine worth $100 in January 2008. But a video from nightclub security cameras in Queens backed up the brothers' accounts that they did nothing wrong. The charges were dropped months later.

The Daily News said city lawyers filed a notice of the settlement. The notice did not disclose the amount of the settlement.

Prosecutors brought charges against two undercover officers. One pleaded guilty to filling out an affidavit describing a drug deal that never happened. The other pleaded not guilty and his case is pending. Both have resigned from the force.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Back to previous page