Cops plead guilty in SI Halloween incident

Stems from Halloween incident on Staten Island
January 21, 2009 10:37:46 AM PST
Two New York City police officers accused of assaulting and abandoning a teenager in a Staten Island marsh for throwing eggs on Halloween have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. The officers entered the plea Wednesday in state Supreme Court.

They were sentenced to conditional discharge and will not serve jail time.

Officers Thomas Elliassen and Richard Danese had been charged in an indictment of handcuffing a 14-year-old boy, driving him to a desolate marsh, assaulting him and leaving him to find his way home, clad only in his underwear. Authorities say the incident was triggered after the officers caught the youth throwing eggs at cars on Halloween in 2007.