Ex-NYC officers want misconduct conviction tossed

June 28, 2011 8:30:24 AM PDT
Two former New York City police officers are trying to get their misconduct convictions thrown out after being acquitted of rape.

Lawyers for ex-officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno filed papers Tuesday asking a judge to toss their misdemeanor convictions for technical reasons.

They say they may raise more questions after assessing unaired footage related to the case from a documentary about the Manhattan district attorney's sex crimes unit. Prosecutors gave them the material Monday.

Prosecutors have two weeks to respond in court. A judge may rule in August, when the two are now due to be sentenced.

The case stems from the officers' December 2008 encounter with a drunken woman they were called to help get home.