The NYPD cops charged with raping a handcuffed teenager in their police vehicle quit the force on Monday.
The officers were scheduled for a department trial on Thursday, where the two would most likely have lost their jobs anyway, the New York Daily News reports. The officers were suspended without pay following the charges.
Eddie Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 33, still face charges of rape and kidnap for the September 15 incident.
The two are accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in the back of a police van while she was handcuffed, according to The Washington Post.
The detectives allegedly told the teen, who they had arrested for drug possession, that they were “freaks.”
They asked her what she would do to get out of trouble, then allegedly took turns forcing her to perform oral sex on them.
When they were done, they dropped her off at the Coney Island precinct and told her not to talk about the incident.
The alleged victim, known as “Anna Chambers” on social media, is now filing a lawsuit against the police department, the two officers, their supervisor and the city of New York, seeking $50 million in damages.
The girl known as Anna, pictured above, chose to use social media as a form of protest after the accused police officers claimed the sex was consensual — a claim Martins’ attorney, Mark Bederow, has maintained.
“I would urge people to respect the presumption of innocence, which applies to anyone, including a police officer. It will become crystal clear that Eddie Martins did not engage in any rape or forcible sex attack on the young woman.”
Both officers are facing a total of 50 charges each. Those charges include rape, sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, official misconduct, and coercion.
[Feature photo: Twitter]