Michael Daragjati (pictured), a former New York Police Department officer, was sentence to over four years in prison for his false and racist arrest of Staten Island man, Kenrick Gray, the New York Post reports.
After busting Gray on the bogus charge, he later boasted that he had “fried another n—-r.” Daragjati, 33, has been jailed since last October. He pleaded guilty to extortion and civil-rights violation crimes in January.
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Here is how to the racist arrest of Gray and subsequent bust of Daragjati went down, according to The Post:
On April 15, 2011, Daragjati falsely busted Kenrick Gray, 32, on a charge of resisting arrest after they exchanged angry words on the street while the officer was on plainclothes patrol.
After Gray’s arrest, FBI agents caught Daragjati on a recorded phone call bragging that he “fried another n—-r.” Gray spent two days in jail.
He is now suing Daragjati, who was sentenced yesterday to nine months in prison for violating Gray’s civil rights.
Daragjati was sentenced to another 48 months for a March 2011 incident, in which the off-duty cop and a group of buddies assaulted and threatened a man they accused of stealing Daragjati’s snowplow.
“You don’t take the law into your own hands. It’s pretty basic,” Assistant US Attorney Paul Tuchman said at yesterday’s sentencing.
“He should know better. He’s a police officer.”
Racist NYPD Cop Sentenced To 4 Years For Falsely Jailing Black Man was originally published on newsone.com