Alleged NYPD rape victim is ‘very depressed’, lawyer says; protests emerge

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An 18-year-old woman who has accused NYPD detectives of raping her is feeling “helpless” after more than a month has passed without any arrests, her lawyer told Coney Island News on Thursday.

“She is not good,” attorney Michael David said. “She is very depressed over this situation. She’s an emotional wreck right now.”

A grand jury has convened and is currently hearing evidence, according to the New York Post. In the meantime, the Daily News reported the detectives have been demoted to police officers. The case has drawn the attention of activists who protested in Coney Island this week (see below).

The alleged victim said last month cops drove her to a Chipotle near Coney Island’s 60th precinct and forced her to perform sexual acts on them, and one of the detectives is said to have raped her.

Despite reports of the grand jury convening, neither David nor his client have received any recent updates regarding the investigation. He said earlier in the month that the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office assured his client of a full investigation.

“I’m just waiting to see what happens next,” David said on Thursday. “I was just told that they were investigating.”

Activists protest

Local activists protested in Coney Island this week to shed light on the case and to call for the arrest of the officers involved.

“No more police state, no more rape!” they chanted, according to videos on social media.

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau told Coney Island News on Oct. 1 that both detectives and a sergeant were being investigated.

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