Brickbat: Now You Say You're Sorry


Former New York City police officer Jason Arbeeny was convicted of planting crack cocaine in a couple's car in an effort to frame them. He faced up to four years in prison. But Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach sentenced him to five years probation and 300 hours community service. Reichbach said Arbeeny's tearful apology, after he was convicted, made the difference. "I came into court this morning determined that the nature of this crime requires some jail time," he said. "I frankly didn't expect the defendant, at the 11th hour, to be making these claims."

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