Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

NYPD Accused of Sodomizing Man with Walkie-Talkie

October 24, 2008

As the story goes, five NY police see a 24-year old Michael Mineo smoking marijuana.  They chase him down, hold a foot to his neck and beat him, then yank his pants down and sodomize him with a walkie-talkie.  Then they wrote him a ticket for disorderly conduct (apparently he wasn’t smoking marijuana after all) and left him bleeding at the subway station.

Mineo’s coworker took him to the hospital, where he remained for four days for internal injuries.  His attorney says the hospital administrator contacted the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office because it appeared Mineo was the victim of a sexual assault.

The police department disputes the allegations.

Another source says the accuser claimed he was shocked by a stun-gun — something none of the officers involved apparently carried.  So perhaps Mineo is lying and caused enough damage to his own anus to spend four days in the hospital.  Let’s see those medical records.

Cop Who Ordered Naked Man Tasered Commits Suicide

October 2, 2008
Lt. Michael Pigott
Lt. Michael Pigott

UPDATE: Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly confirms suicide was Pigott.

He said that Lieutenant Pigott went to Floyd Bennett Field alone, early in the morning, and entered a locker room, where he gained access to a weapon that was not his: a 9-millimeter Glock. Then, he shot himself in the head, spokesman Paul J. Browne said. His body was discovered in the locker room by a service member who was coming on duty at about 6 a.m.

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Lt. Michael Pigott, the NYC police lieutenant who gave the order to fire a Taser stun gun at a man who then fell to his death in Brooklyn, committed suicide at Floyd Bennett Field early on Thursday.  Pigott, a 21-year veteran of the force, had been placed on modified assignment without his gun and badge after he gave the order to a sergeant to fire the Taser at a Bedford-Stuyvesant man, Iman (Inman?) Morales.

Police will only officially confirm that “a” lieutenant took his own life. But he’s been identified by other police sources as Lieutenant Michael Pigott.