NYPD officer Michael Daragjati
Daragjati, 33 years old, who later called the man a racial slur in a taped conversation, pleaded guilty in January to extortion and a civil rights violation.
Calling Friday a “day of sadness and tragedy,” U.S. District Judge William Kuntz said Daragjati had chances to change his behavior but chose not to – he has had two civilian complaints and three civil suits filed against him, all by black men.
“You methodically destroyed your career,” Kuntz said. “You never stumbled over your career. You kicked it to the curb.”