NYPD Officer Arrests Innocent Man, Says He "Fried Another Ni**er"
Controversial "Stop and Frisk" arrest has brought upon lawsuit
32-year-old Kenneth Gray, who alleges he was falsely stopped and frisked two times in 2010, pointed to one incident last year that pushed him to sue the officer.
Gray was stopped by Officer Michael Daragjati on April 15, 2011. During the stop, Gray claimed he was frisked in a heavy-handed fashion and let go. When he complained about it upon release, the cop arrested him on fabricated charges.
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“Another n----r fried, no big deal,” Daragjati told an associate — a conversation investigators recorded through a phone tap, the court papers state.
Daragjati's phone was tapped by the FBI due to another investigation into the office over an extortion investigation for threatening someone whom he thought had stolen his snowplow.
Gray is seeking unspecified monetary and punitive damages from Daragjati and the city. Daragjatic faces a year for the civil rights violation and up to 20 years for the unrelated extortion rap.