Monday, October 24, 2011
NYPD showered junkie with crack and forced her to perform sex acts in return
NYPD narcs showered a junkie with crack and forced her to perform sex acts in return, she testified in the latest embarrassing revelation to emerge from a police corruption trial.
In one incident, Melanie Perez recalled on the stand last week, a cop called her to his home, made her smoke drugs then pulled down his pants and demanded oral sex.
"What was I going to do?" she testified in Brooklyn Supreme Court. "I did it."
The damning account came during the bench trial of Jason Arbeeny, one of eight undercovers charged in a scandal that rocked the Brooklyn South Narcotics squad.
The trial has already yielded troubling testimony on officers "flaking" - planting drugs on innocent victims - to meet arrest quotas and get overtime pay.
Perez also testified that the sexually demanding officer, whom she knew only as Frank, had later introduced her to a colleague, Sean Johnston, who also gave her narcotics on several occasions.
"He gave me a nice piece for Christmas," she said. "It was crack and it was kickin'."
Johnston was convicted early this year of one corruption count and sentenced to probation.
He was acquitted of 34 other charges, including those relating to accusations by Perez, also a witness in his bench trial.
The Brooklyn woman, who called her memory "fuzzy," said her testimony related to events in 2006 or 2007. She never dealt with Arbeeny, she said.
Her testimony was meant to show the accused cop, charged for flaking two people in a Coney Island bust, was part of a larger conspiracy.
"Nobody saw me do anything," a bitter Arbeeny said outside the courtroom. "But my life is ruined."