A former city police officer will not spend any time in jail after being sentenced to conditional discharge today for lying about a run-in with a cyclist.Apparently there is no punishment for lying under the color of law, even if not getting caught would have cost the victim thousands in defense costs, prison time and left the victim with a felony record.
Take it, NY Daily News:
"The defendant doesn't need any further supervision by the court and the verdict is conditional discharge, period," said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley.
The judge was swayed by some 180 letters in support of Pogan, detailing his long history of public service.It was a long ten days he was a cop, I guess.
The sentence was even lighter than what the defense, which expected community service, had asked for.As well he'd better.
Pogan thanked the police union and his lawyer as he left court.
Another win for the fictional "higher standard."