By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
NBC New York
An NYPD officer has been arrested for civil rights violations in part because he allegedly lied about the arrest of an unarmed man and later used using racially charged language about that arrest.
Officer Michael Daragjati, 32, was ordered held without bail at an appearance Monday in federal court in Brooklyn, said Robert Nardoza, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office.
Daragjati, who is white, allegedly lied when he wrote a police report claiming a black man had shoved and kicked him during a stop-and-frisk on Staten Island on April 15. The FBI said the unarmed man verbally complained about the stop but never shoved Daragjati.
During a call to a supervisor, Daragjati claimed it took four officers to subdue the man who had been wrestling with him to resist arrest, according to the criminal complaint. In a later call to a female friend that was being recorded by investigators, Daragjati allegedly said, “I got it all done but, fried another n———.’
When the female friend asked what he just said, Daragjati allegedly repeated,” Another n——- fried, no big deal.”
These conversations were captured on a wire tap that a court approved after numerous allegations against Daragjati came to light. Once the wire was up, conversations about the racially charged arrest were recorded.
Click here to read the rest of this article.