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2 ex-NYPD detectives admitted to having sex with a teen after arresting her. They won't face rape charges.


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But in an ironic twist, the bill can't apply to Chambers, whose allegations predate its enactment.“We are fully committed to holding these defendants accountable by vigorously pursuing the charges in this case that can be proven with independent and reliable evidence,” a spokesperson for the DA’s office said in a prepared statement. Until March 2018, New York was one of 35 states where a legal loophole — one that Gov. Andrew Cuomo called “egregious” — enabled police officers to legally claim that someone in their custody consented to sex.To support their claim that Chambers wasn’t raped, the cops’ defense attorneys contended that her behavior didn’t square with that of “a depressed victim of a vicious rape,” they wrote in an October 2017 letter to the DA’s office. Assistant District Attorney Frank DeGaetano, who prosecuted the case, has over two decades of experience working with victims of sexual violence.The defense lawyers’ letter poked holes in Chambers’ credibility and cited a “provocative selfie” and a tweet in which she “bragged about being followed by the 'paparazzi.'” The letter also described videos of Chambers “using drugs” and “rapping in her ‘Fi5ty Milli’ persona about the case while joking about the millions that will be ‘in her bank account.’”Worse still, the defense argued that Chambers perjured herself under oath by repeatedly changing the facts and jumbling the timeline of her account, including what she was wearing, the vehicle she rode in, and which officer assaulted her first. This wasn’t.” In a Jan. 20 letter, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez did write that Chambers had made “a series of false, misleading, and inconsistent statements about the facts of this case” including “some false statements under oath.” Gonzalez added that prosecutors had to “confront” Chambers “many times about these statements.”Bederow declined to comment on the officers’ version of the story but said that he and the defense would eventually address the DNA evidence — semen from both officers found in Chambers’ mouth and vagina. It’s an absolute, 100-percent case,” David added.Now that prosecutors have dropped the rape charges, David said he was always “very doubtful” that Chambers ever stood a chance at justice. David plans to get the U.S. Attorney’s Office involved and request a federal prosecutor to look into violations of Chambers’ civil rights.Martins and Hall are due back in court for a verdict May 8.Cover image: NYPD car in Manhattan New York.

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