Trial begins in Sleepy Hollow police brutality case
Opening statements began yesterday in the trial of a Sleepy Hollow officer accused of beating two suspects when they were already handcuffed.
Federal prosecutors say Detective Jose Quinoy violated the civil rights of the two men he beat.
The first alleged incident happened in October 2008, when Quinoy allegedly attacked Mario Gomez, a former corrections officer. Gomez claimed Quinoy, who is married, was having an affair with his daughter.
The defense, however, argues another police officer falsely accused Quinoy. That officer was allegedly wiretapped, and the defense says there's a tape recording that will exonerate Quinoy.
Quinoy is also accused of assaulting and Tasering another man a few months later.
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