NYPD Officer Convicted for Concealing Role in Wrongful Search

He phonied up paperwork to cover himself


NEW YORK — A New York City police officer has been convicted of official misconduct for faking paperwork to conceal his involvement in a wrongful search and arrest of two men.

Isaias Alicea was convicted Wednesday by a jury on 10 counts. He became an NYPD officer in 2006, and was assigned to the NYPD's housing bureau. He stopped and arrested two men in Harlem last year, and then later falsely told his supervisors he saw them in a drug transaction. But surveillance images showed no transaction occurred and the charges against the men were dropped.