MARINERS HARBOR — A Staten Island man who sued the NYPD in 2007 after two officers dumped him in a swamp was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after police found him carrying a gun, the District Attorney's office said.
Moreno pleaded guilty in December to criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced Tuesday to three-and-a-half years in state prison, plus two-and-a-half years post-release supervision, according to the DA's office.
On Halloween 2007, when Moreno was 14, two NYPD officer punished him by dumping him into a Bloomfield marshland without his shoes or shirt after they caught him pelting cars with eggs, the Daily News reported.
He later sued and was awarded $140,000 from the city and $5,000 from both officers, Richard Danese and Thomas Elliassen, the News reported.
Since the incident, Moreno has had numerous other run-ins with the law.
He was charged in March 2012 with shooting somebody in the leg after a party in West Brighton, and was also arrested in July on charges of shooting a man in the leg at least twice outside a Port Richmond home.