Racist NYPD cop jailed for slurs against black man

Cop has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for falsely arresting a black man.

Written by Agencies | Washington | Published:June 23, 2012 4:56 pm

A racist NYPD cop has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for falsely arresting a black man and participating in an off-duty beating of another victim.

Michael Daragjati,who was caught on a FBI wiretap spewing racial slurs and saiying he “fried another n—–”,called his fabrication of criminal charges against the victim as a “bad judgment call,”

The judge hearing the case,who is black and a longtime member of the Civilian Complaint Review Board before he was appointed to the bench last year,took serious issue with Daragjati’s tortured assertions that using the N-word was not racist,but rather a term of derision for people who disrespect the law.

“You knew how to act as a real police officer. You embraced the anti-cop way,the criminal way,” the New York Daily News quoted the judge,as saying.

Daragjati pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Kenrick Gray by fabricating resisting arrest charges because Gray had mouthed off about a rough treatment during a stop-and-frisk last year.

The NYPD cop will be serving 48 months for the extortion and nine months after that for the civil rights violation. 

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