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NYPD Claims No Responsibility For Officers Who Took A Rape Victim Drinking And Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Her

In July 2013 two NYPD officers from the Special Victim’s Unit flew to Seattle to interview a 25-year-old woman who claimed to have been raped in a Manhattan apartment the week before.  As part of their “investigation,” Lt. Adam Lamboy and Detective Lucasz Skorzewski took the woman on a 10-hour pub crawl around the city.

On September 29, 2015 the woman filed a $3 million lawsuit against the city of New York and officers Lamboy and Skorzewski. The victim maintains that after the night of heavy drinking in Seattle, the two encouraged her to come with them to their hotel where she was then sexually assaulted by Detective Skorzewski.

At 10 a.m. the following morning, Skorzewski crawled under the sheets and for the next 20 to 30 minutes kissed and groped the woman, trying to put his hands in her pants, the suit says.

She eventually retreated into the shower and cried.

“It can’t leave this room,” Skorzewski told her when she left, according to papers.

In recently released Manhattan Federal Court documents, the city has stated that it does not accept responsibility for the assault because the woman was unable to prove that they used their power as NYPD officers in the alleged assault.

“The NYPD does not have an obligation to train officers not to commit sexual assault because it is an obvious criminal act,” the city claims.

Both Lamboy and Skorzewski were demoted after the allegations were reported, but not fired.

Read more at NY Daily News

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