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Police Hand Over Results of Brownsville Rape DNA to Prosecutors

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | January 20, 2016 12:12pm 

 NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce addresses a crowd at a separate event.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce addresses a crowd at a separate event.
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BROOKLYN — DNA results in the high-profile Brownsville rape case have been received by the NYPD and shared with prosecutors, police said Wednesday.

"We have partial evidence now. I'm not going to say anything about it," the NYPD's chief of detectives Robert Boyce told reporters during an unrelated press conference.

It was not immediately clear if the DNA evidence matched any of the five teenagers who were arrested and accused of raping a young woman in Osborn Playground on Jan. 7.

"We're expecting more in the coming days," Boyce said.

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Police gave the evidence to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, which agreed to the release of the five boys Friday so that an investigation into the case can continue before it's brought to trial.

One of the boys, Shaquell Cooper, remains behind bars on assault charges in a separate case.

"I'm assuming it's all going to go before a grand jury," Boyce said.

Prosecutors also declined to elaborate.

"This case is under investigation and we will evaluate all the evidence," said a spokesman for the Brooklyn DA.