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Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, acquitted of rape, lost an appeal on a misconduct conviction.

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"8 Mile" actress Taryn Manning was charged Friday with assaulting her assistant and longtime pal.

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Thomas Hartmann was found guilty of assaulting Sophia Kandelaki after a night of drinking on the UES.

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Prosecutors will not pursue two misdemeanor counts of heroin possession against Kenneth Moreno, they said Monday.

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Franklin Mata, 29, was allowed to stay out of jail on $35,000 bail on Monday pending his appeal.

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Former NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno was sentenced Monday to a year in jail for official misconduct. His lawyers immediately filed an appeal.

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Kenneth Moreno was indicted on charges he had heroin in his NYPD locker, but it's unclear whether prosecutors will pursue it.

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Lawyers for Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata say they need more time before sentencing due to "legal issues."

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Thursday's verdict highlights how an absence of forensic evidence can make or break a criminal case, lawyers said.

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The jury found cops Kenneth Moreno, 43, and Franklin Mata, 29, not guilty of rape charges, but both convicted of official misconduct.

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After hours of wrangling, jury got to hear portions of what the East Village woman told the court.

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Jurors asked to look at evidence regarding police misconduct as their first full day of deliberations began.

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Prosecutors said police were capable of lying to their bosses, so they could have lied on the stand about the alleged attack.

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Attorney Edward Mandery delivered his closing arguments for Officer Franklin Mata Monday.

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Kenneth Moreno, 43, and Franklin Mata, 29, could soon learn their fate as the trial nears an end.