Two NYPD cops arrested an 18-year-old woman for smoking marijuana, forcing her to undress to search for more drugs, then handcuffing her and ordering her into a van where one cop raped her and both cops forced her into performing oral sex on them.
The woman filed a complaint but the cops claim it was consensual, which is basically admitting they raped her because there can be no legal consent between a handcuffed woman and men with guns and badges.
Nevertheless, it is still under investigation, even though she filed the complaint two weeks ago after doctors at a hospital called police to report that they found signs on sexual abuse upon examining her.
The woman goes by Anna Chambers on social media and has spoken out on the incident on her accounts. Her lawyer confirmed it was the victim and other media outlets have reported her name, which is normally not the case.
However, we identified her and ran her photos to draw as much attention to this case as possible. We have also reached out to the victim asking to connect to her lawyer and showing our support because we are not out to shame her in anyway.
She is the victim here. And we will do all we can to expose the cops, who have been identified as Richard Hall and Edward Martins.
Their photos have not been released but they have been placed on desk duty, meaning they are still getting paid, only they do not get to carry a badge and a gun. Their supervisor, Sergeant John Epsey, was suspended for “failing to supervise.”
The incident took place on September 15 in the parking lot of a Chipotle on Coney Island in Brooklyn after two plainclothes detectives pulled a car over.
The Daily Mail says the cops pulled the car over after spotting the woman smoking Marijuana. The New York Post said the cops found prescription drugs in the car.
Inside the car with the woman were two men, but police let them drive away after taking the woman into custody for the drugs.
The cops then ordered her to undress to search for more drugs but did not find any.
However, they then placed her inside an unmarked police van where one cop raped her. They then both forced her to perform oral sex on them in exchange for not jailing her, according to her lawyer.
“You’ll spend three hours in the precinct,” they allegedly told her, according to the lawyer “This is what you’re going to do for us, and we’ll let you go.”
The woman then sought help from NYU Langone Hospital and spoke to a friend about the incident. She also reported the incident to the cops, who are now investigating the allegations. Also investigating is the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Her lawyer has filed a notice of claim, which must be done before filing a lawsuit.
The two cops have been identified as Richard Hall and Edward Martins. Both have been stripped of their guns and badges and placed on desk duty, according to the New York Post.
Their supervisor, Sergeant John Epsey, was also stripped of his badge and placed on desk duty for “failing to supervise.”
Chambers posted the following to Twitter.
“SHARE THIS, yes its about me,” the 18-year-old woman tweeted, linking to a Post article about her claims.
“Justice needs to be served,” she added in another post.
The teen is shocked that the detectives would claim it was consensual, said her lawyer, according to the New York Post.
“She just wants everybody to know it’s an absolute lie,” her attorney told the Post. “She was viciously, brutally raped in handcuffs.’’
The Post interviewed one of the friends she was with the night cops arrested her, a 24-year-old man who was not arrested even though he said police found Prozac on him.
But they did arrest her after finding Klonopin pills inside her purse.
“They said she’s not allowed to have them outside the bottle, they’re a controlled substance, and she has to go to the precinct,” he recalled Friday. “I saw them put her in cuffs. She was like, ‘Are you serious?’ ”
The cops told the man that they were taking the teen to the 60th Precinct station house while letting him go, he said.
Her male friend said he went to the station house about a half-hour later and was told no one had been brought in. He left and found her waiting by his car, visibly upset.
“Her hair was a mess, and she ran up to me and gave me a hug, and she was like, ‘They f–ked me. They f–ked me,’ ” he said. “
‘They forced me to have sex with them.’ She was like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’ She asked me if I should tell her parents, and I was like, ‘Yeah.’ ”
Her friend drove her home, then to the hospital with her mother where doctors examined her and found signs of sexual assault, according to the New York Daily News.
The hospital called police, prompting an internal affairs investigation.