Saturday, July 29, 2017
Long Island cop charged with sexually assaulting arrested woman
Suffolk County Officer Christopher McCoy was expected to make his initial appearance in federal court on Long Island on Thursday afternoon on one count of violating the woman’s civil rights.
The defendant, 38, and his partner arrested the woman, who was the subject of several warrants in connection with unresolved vehicle and traffic offenses, on March 16, according to U.S. prosecutors.
McCoy allegedly assaulted her in an isolated room on two separate occasions following her arrest, grabbing her by the jaw and saying, “Let’s go, don’t make this hard,” according to a criminal complaint made public on Thursday.
The woman, who was not named in the complaint, filed a civil lawsuit in May against McCoy, his partner and Suffolk County seeking at least $5 million on each of eight counts.