Low Blow

Lauderhill, Florida, police officers Thomas Merenda and Franklin Hartley have been charged with unlawful compensation, a felony carrying to 15 years, and battery for allegedly demanding sexual favors not to arrest two women after a traffic stop. Prosecutors say Hartley stopped a vehicle carrying two women leaving a local strip club, threatened to arrest the driver for DUI and ordered them to follow him to a parking lot. That's where Merenda joined them. Hartley allegedly ordered the passenger to perform oral sex on him and then had intercourse with her. Merenda's request was a little kinkier. He asked the woman to hit him in “the nuts.”


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