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Off-duty NYPD cop cleared of Yankee Stadium grope charge

An off-duty NYPD cop has been cleared of expenses accusing him of groping a lady on the Laborious Rock Cafe in Yankee Stadium earlier this month, Bronx prosecutors mentioned this week.

Officer Julio Alcantara-Santiago, 38, mentioned the Sept. 11 incident on the Bronx ballpark has nonetheless left a bitter style in his mouth — plus, he’s nonetheless serving a 30-day suspension over it.

“Humiliated,” Alcantara-Santiago mentioned in a press release. “I’m humiliated by these baseless accusations that have been leveled towards me when the video surveillance clearly confirmed that I used to be fully harmless.

“To be arrested within the precinct the place I work every single day was past demoralizing,” the veteran cop mentioned. “I’ve been a cop 10 years and I solely uphold the legislation — I don’t break the legislation.”

Alcantara-Santiago has filed a discover of declare saying his intent to sue the town for $1 million over the arrest, in accordance to data obtained by The Put up. 

The discover claims the cop was subjected to “false arrest, false imprisonment, extreme drive, assault and battery and denial of a proper to honest trial.”

The NYPD on Wednesday declined to touch upon the case as a consequence of “pending litigation.”

In accordance with police, a 52-year-old girl on the stylish ballpark eatery claimed the off-duty cop touched her breasts and had him arrested for forcible touching and intercourse abuse — with the division suspending him with out pay.

However Alcantara-Santiago mentioned he was escorting his aunt to the toilet round 11 p.m. when the girl started screaming at him — though he had not touched her.

NYPD Officers Julio Alcantara-Rodriguez has been cleared of charges that he groped a woman at the Hard Rock Cafe in Yankee Stadium earlier this month.
Julio Alcantara-Santiago has been cleared of expenses that he groped a lady on the Laborious Rock Cafe in Yankee Stadium.
Laborious Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium/Fb

Bronx prosecutors agreed and dismissed the case Tuesday.

“A radical investigation by the Bronx District Legal professional’s Workplace that included chatting with witnesses and reviewing physique worn digicam footage and video surveillance didn’t yield any legal expenses on this matter,” the workplace mentioned in a press release.

Alcantara-Santiago’s lawyer, Cary London, mentioned it was a case of mistaken identification.

The Bronx cop said he was still "humiliated by these baseless accusations" after surveillance footage proved his innocence.
The Bronx cop mentioned he was nonetheless “humiliated by these baseless accusations” after surveillance footage proved his innocence.
Charles Wenzelberg /NY Put up

“Video surveillance pulled that night time confirmed he didn’t do something mistaken,” London mentioned. “Actually, they need to have by no means arrested him.

“As quickly because the DA acquired the video, it was a fast turnaround,” he added.

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