Queens Cop Goes to Jail For Falsifying Report About Gun Arrest

A Queens cop who lied about a 2014 gun possession arrest in Washington Heights was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail.

Sasha Cordoba, 35, copped to perjury and official misconduct raps as relatives in the gallery tearfully watched court officers slap cuffs on her and haul her away.

The plea deal stemmed from a collar that Cordoba and fellow cop Kevin Desormeau made of a 38-year-old man inside a building on West 175th Street.

They falsified a report that the unnamed man had a gun in his waistband and had threatened another person with it, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Cordoba repeated the lie to a judge and a grand jury, authorities said.

Surveillance video and other evidence showed that the cops found the firearm during an illegal search of the man’s apartment, and the gun case was tossed, the DA’s office said.

Desormeau previously took a plea deal and was sentenced to 10 days’ community service and three years’ probation.

DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement, “When law enforcement officers commit this kind of misconduct, they not only undermine the integrity, credibility and progress of the justice system; they also drive a wedge between our offices and the citizens we are sworn to protect.”

Source: https://nypost.com/2018/06/27/%E2%80%8Bcop-goes-to-jail-for-falsifying-report-about-gun-arrest/

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