Yonkers Officer Neil Vera, Detective Christian Koch accused of perjury

Two Yonkers police officers are accused of perjury. Officer Neil Vera and Detective Christian Koch, who have 20 years of experience between them, are accused of lying to get search warrants that led

News 12 Staff

Oct 9, 2014, 1:52 AM

Updated 3,574 days ago

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Two Yonkers police officers are accused of perjury.
Officer Neil Vera and Detective Christian Koch, who have 20 years of experience between them, are accused of lying to get search warrants that led to the death of a suspect.
The Westchester District Attorney's Office alleges that Koch made false statement in March to get a search warrant for an apartment at 141 School St. in Yonkers. Information for the warrant was provided by Vera.
During the raid, resident Dario Tena jumped out of a window and fell to his death in a rear courtyard.
The officers are not being charged in connection with the death, but several other cases involving them are being scrutinized as a result of the investigation.
The officers have been released without bail on the condition that they turn over their firearms.
Both Koch and Vera have been suspended without pay from the Yonkers Police Department and could lose their jobs if convicted.
 
 
 
 


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