An 18-year-old girl says two NYPD officers raped her after arresting her, according to reports.
Two detectives and their supervisor have been stripped of their badges and guns while the NYPD Internal Affairs’ Bureau’s investigation is ongoing, according to the New York Daily News.
The young woman said in a statement: “I’m completely brutalized by the rape. Now every time I see any police, I’m in a panic.”
She says she was driving in the Coney Island area of New York with two friends, when they were pulled over by police on suspicion of possessing illegal substances.
According to her attorney, Michael David, she was handcuffed and driven by the police officers to a secluded spot where they forced her to perform sex acts on them.
The young woman says she sought treatment in a New York hospital after the incident, which took place in September.
The officers in question did not deny the sexual acts occurred, but both claimed they were consensual, according to the New York Daily News.
“We’re aware of the allegations, and Internal Affairs is conducting an investigation into certain members of Brooklyn South narcotics,” a spokesperson for the New York Police Department said.