B’KLYN TEEN SAYS COPS ‘CUFFED & RAPED’ HER
2 detectives, 1 sgt. lose guns, badges amid probe
They only handcuffed the woman, telling her friends that they were taking her to the 60th Precinct on W. Eighth St. in Coney Island for processing, the friend said.
Instead, Martins and Hall allegedly took her to a secluded spot about two blocks from the 60th Precinct stationhouse, where she says she was forced to perform a sex act on both cops.
One of the detectives also raped her, David said.
“She’s a teenager and she was basically kidnapped into a police vehicle without any justification,” the attorney said. “She had her handcuffs on when they raped her.”
The detectives allegedly forced her out of the minivan about 45 minutes after taking her into custody and drove off.
Her friend went to the 60th Precinct and found the victim nearby. “She was like ‘They just f---me,’ ” the friend said. “I couldn’t have done anything but it was definitely just one of those damn moments.”
The friend took the victim to her parents, who rushed her to Maimonides Hospital for an exam. Doctors there found signs of sexual assault and called police who started the investigation, David said.
Internal Affairs hadn’t interviewed the detectives as of Friday as they wait for Brooklyn prosecutors to finish their investigation, but Martins and Hall told colleagues that the sex was consensual, according to the high-ranking police source.
David said his client was outraged by claims the sex was consensual. “She was in shock. She is a very emotional girl,” he said.
David has filed a notice of claim for a lawsuit against the city.
Martins and Hall were put on modified duty, and Espey was put on modified duty for failing to supervise the two detectives.
Martins joined the NYPD in July 2006 and became a detective in May 2016. Hall became a cop in 2010 and was promoted to detective in April.
Ed Mullins, head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said Espey was involved in an arrest at a different location during the incident. He called it “lunacy” for the NYPD to take action against the sergeant.
Espey, 41, has been a cop for 22 years. He was previously assigned to the 67 Precinct.
Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, declined to comment on the probe. “The investigation is ongoing and the information is changing hourly,” he said.