NYPD Cop who Said he "Fried Another N-Word," Sentenced
11 months ago
Micharl Daragjati will face 4 years in jail for false arrest.
A now former NYPD officer who locked up a black Staten Island man on a false charge, was sentenced to nearly five years in prison yesterday. according to the New York Post.
Former officer Michael Daragjati, 33, has been in jail since his arrest last October. He pleaded guilty in January to two separate crimes — extortion and civil-rights violation.
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.
“I screwed up now. It’s all over — my career is over,” Michael Daragjati, 33, moaned in a Brooklyn federal courtroom packed with friends, relatives and his weeping wife.
“You kicked it to the curb,” agreed Judge William Kuntz II as he sentenced the eight-year NYPD veteran to 57 months in prison.