Report: Officer To Back Part Of Alleged Sodomy Victim's Account
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There's word one of the officers who was inside the Brooklyn subway station where a man says he was sodomized by police may be breaking ranks – and backing up at least some parts of the man's story.
Published reports say it's unclear how the transit bureau officer's account may differ from that of his fellow officers.
The unnamed sources for those reports also cannot say if the officer's version of the story has anything to do with Michael Mineo's accusation that one the officers sodomized him with a foreign object, possibly a radio antenna.
Police had no comment on the reports.
Yesterday, Mineo went to court to talk to investigators. However, his attorneys say he became ill and had to leave.
"The district attorney is paying very close attention to this case," said attorney Stephen Jackson. "They're very serious about it. They are pursuing every avenue. And we believe at the end of the day that Mr. Mineo will receive some semblance of justice."
Police say officers chased Mineo into the Prospect Park station because they believed he was smoking marijuana. The officers found no drugs – and released him with only a disorderly conduct summons.
Police have said witness accounts do not back up Mineo's claim.
Investigators are awaiting DNA results from several items taken from the accused officers.