Monday, October 17, 2011

NYPD cop Michael Daragjati taped making racial slurs about black man; accused of false arrest


"I fried another n-----."
That's how racist NYPD cop Michael Daragjati described falsely charging  a black man with resisting arrest on Staten Island, authorities said Monday.
"Another n----- fried, no big deal," crowed  Daragjati, according to a transcript of a phone conversation  intercepted by the feds.
Daragjati, who is white, is charged with violating the unnamed man's civil rights by fabricating the charges because he mouthed off about being stopped and frisked by the cop last April.
The incident is believed to be racially-motivated because Daragjati used the n-word repeatedly in the monitored phone calls.
The complaint, unsealed in Brooklyn Federal Court, does not specify who was the target of the monitoring.
Daragjati, 32, was assisgned to plainclothes anti-crime patrol when he stopped the man  on Targee St. and rougly frisked him, the complaint states.
When the man complained about his treatment and asked for the cop's name and badge number, he was allowed to walk away. But  after he  shouted insults back at the officer,  Daragjati crossed  the street and cuffed  him.
Daragjati swore out a complaint in Staten Island Criminal Court falsely claiming the man had pushed and kicked him and "flail his arms" to prevent being arrested.
Several other officers had witnessed the arrest in which the man offered no resistence. The victim pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on the advice of his lawyer.
"The power to arrest...must be used fairly, responsibly and without bias," said Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch. "Motivated by racial aniumus, the defendant allegedly abused this power and responsibility."
Daragjati was also charged with insurance fraud in connection with his off-duty snow removal business and the beatdown of a victim he suspected of stealing a piece of snowplow equipment.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly praised the feds' handling of the case.

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