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Acquitted Former NYPD ‘Rape Cop’ Sues Accuser, DA, HBO for $175 Million

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NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 – New York Civil Rights Attorney Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., files a $175 Million dollar lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Kenneth J. Moreno against the accuser, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Home Box Office, Inc., and the accuser’s law firm for conspiracy to violate his constitutional rights for their pecuniary gain.

Mr. Moreno was a tenured civil servant close to his 20th year anniversary when he would have been eligible for full retirement benefits.

Mr. Moreno alleges the New York County District Attorney’s Office under Robert Morgenthal and Cyrus Vance investigates, prosecutes and makes other charging decisions based upon race, political affiliations and other improper factors designed to ensure their own pecuniary gain. In the verified complaint, Mr. Moreno notes differences in how his case was handled as opposed to Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Fox News Anchor Greg Kelly, both Caucasian males with privilege and political power.

The original callout alleging Mr. Moreno raped Ms. Katherine Chow was assigned to Detective Second Grade Diane L. Davis for the initial part of the investigation. After interviewing Ms. Chow, Detective Davis found her not credible. In Detective Davis’s opinion, she believed this matter was not criminal but a form of misconduct based upon similar matters handled by the NYPD.

Ms. Chow alleged Mr. Moreno raised her pelvic area and had vaginal sex with her from behind. Mr. Moreno denies having any sex with Ms. Chow. There was no physical evidence to support Ms. Chow had sex with Mr. Moreno. On Ms. Chow’s Facebook personal page, she messaged her friend but says nothing about allegedly being raped until she meets with her friend attorney Ms. Yasmine R. Saeed. They begin meeting with the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau and the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Prior to the criminal trial, Ms. Chow maliciously filed several frivolous federal civil rights lawsuits in the Southern District of New York alleging Mr. Moreno raped and assaulted her in an attempt to extort monies out of him and the taxpayers, according to the verified complaint.

Prior to the criminal trial, the New York County District Attorneys’ Office obtained a search warrant and seized a hair sample from him, which yielded no credible evidence to support any criminal charge.

During the criminal trial, Mr. Moreno accuses New York State Supreme Court Judge Gregory Carro of being inattentive including using his personal cellular telephone to send text messages.

Shortly before the trial ended, Mr. Moreno finds out Cyrus Vance, Lisa Friel, Coleen Balbert and Edward J. Taachi throughout his prosecution were actively participating in violating his ‘Brady’ and other constitutional rights by participating in Home Box Office, Inc. and Lisa F. Jackson’s documentary entitled ‘Sex Crimes Unit’ where discussions and other materials were developed but not turned over to him including more than eighty hours of raw footage. New York Supreme Court Judge Gregory Carro refused to declare a ‘mistrial.’

After a short deliberation, the jury acquitted Mr. Moreno of Rape in the First Degree and convicted him of three counts of official misconduct. After losing several legal arguments and appeals, Mr. Moreno was sentenced to one year in jail. Mr. Moreno served approximately nine months incarcerated on Rikers Island.

Lisa Friel and Edward J. Taachi were terminated for violating Mr. Moreno’s ‘Brady’ rights. Ms. Friel is now the Vice President of Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations for T & M Protections Services. Ms. Balbert is now the Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit in the Kings County District Attorneys’ Office and Adjunct Professor with the Pace University School of Law.

“This case and others like it are scary propositions for all law abiding citizens. We failed Mr. Moreno on so many levels here because of people’s own personal self-agendas. Thank goodness, the jury saw through this false rape scheme. We think the jury only convicted Mr. Moreno of official misconduct due to their confusion about what constitutes a ‘benefit’ which no Court clarified. Where were the checks and balances to protect his constitutional rights? Now Mr. Moreno is forever scarred with the scarlet letter of ‘Rape Cop.’ Mr. Moreno hopes this lawsuit will vindicate his name and make the schemers pay for their malicious conduct,” says Eric Sanders.

Mr. Moreno filed his verified complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of the Bronx. The name of the case is KENNETH J. MORENO v. THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., Index No.: 304087-2014, filed on July 30, 2014.

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