Kenneth Moreno, the former NYPD officer acquitted of raping an East Village woman in her apartment in 2008 has been sentenced to one year in jail for official misconduct. Both Moreno and Franklin Mata were convicted of misdemeanor official misconduct in May and faced up to two years in jail. Their sentencing had been delayed because defense attorneys argued that footage from a HBO documentary about the Manhattan DA's sex crimes unit should have been turned over to the defense.
We're awaiting word on Mata's sentence, and we'll have more on the ex-cops' reaction to the verdict soon. WCBS reporter Tony Aiello says the unidentified accuser was present in the courtroom this morning. Here's her statement when the jury reached their verdict back in May. "How amazing are the people of New York City," she wrote, "and all over the country, to speak up in my honor. Thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by your support. I want you to know that if I could I would shake your hand, I would hug you, and I hear you. For me, public opinion will be the ultimate verdict.
Update (9/9/11): Gothamist has published a long-form feature about the Rape Cop case, written by one of the jurors. It takes you behind the scenes during their deliberations, and explains how they came to their controversial verdict. Buy it today as a PDF or on Kindle.