NYPD sergeant found guilty of lying about relationship with French homicide suspect
An NYPD sergeant was found guilty today of lying about his relationship with a French homicide suspect in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Sgt. Bobby Hadid, 45, flew to France in 2007 with NYPD investigators to translate the confessions of Marien Kargu, 43, and his wife, Leila Grison, to a 2001 Sunset Park murder.
The multilingual sergeant emailed with Grison even as her husband was extradited to the United States for trial, traveled to Paris twice to see her, then lied about the contact when he testified under oath in Kargu’s trial, prosecutors said.
Hadid – who testified he thought it was OK to maintain contact with Grison because she wasn’t a “perp” – remained impassive when his guilty verdict was read.
Hadid was found guilty of perjury in the first degree for lying during Kargu’s trial but not guilty for his testimony in the killer’s pretrial hearing.
Both Hadid and his attorney, Andrew Quinn, declined comment outside the courtroom.