Brickbat: Asset Forfeiture


Juries have found former New York City Police Department Officer Joseph Stokes guilty of felony grand larceny and official misconduct and his partner, former NYPD Officer Jose Aracena, guilty of misdemeanor petit larceny and official misconduct. Prosecutors said Stokes took $4,800 and Aracena took $220 from a driver whom they stopped for drunk driving. But the driver was actually an undercover police officer who was part of an integrity sting.