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Moreno might face heroin charges

Ex-NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno's time in court might not be finished.

The former NYPD police officer, who was acquitted of rape in May might still be tried for allegedly having heroin, according to reports.



Moreno was charged with heroin possession in 2009 after police found the drugs in his locker during the rape investigation, and the misdemeanor charges are still open.



His lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, told reporters that the locker was shared with another officer, and the drugs did not belong to Moreno.



Moreno, and his codefendant Franklin Mata, will be sentenced next month for their convictions of official misconduct. They face up to two years in jail.



Their June sentencing date was prolonged when their lawyers asked to review footage of an HBO documentary that featured the Manhattan district attorney’s office prosecuting sex crimes.



Both their lawyers are reportedly asking the judge to consider declaring a mistrial because they say prosecutors improperly discussed the case.



Also in the news this week, the Village Voice reports that Moreno and Mata, had previously been accused of abusing a different drunk women in August 2008.

 
 
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