Saturday, October 03, 2009

Detective Oscar Sandino Charged with Making Lewd Remarks to Prisoner

A veteran detective was arrested Friday on charges of making lewd remarks to a female prisoner, police sources said.

The suspect, Detective Oscar Sandino, 36, was sued in June by a Queens woman who accused him of sodomizing her in a police station bathroom. There were no criminal charges, the sources said.

The latest incident involved a court officer arrested for obstructing governmental administration, who accused Sandino of making a sexual remark to her while she was being moved from a holding cell on Sept. 16.

Sandino was charged with harassment and official misconduct, sources said.

In the federal lawsuit, still pending, a 29-year-old woman said Sandino - following a 2008 drug raid at her apartment - groped and sodomized her while she was in custody.

Officer Andrew Kelly Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

The New York Police Department has suspended a third officer following an alleged drunken driving accident that killed a pastor's daughter on a Brooklyn street.

An off-duty officer, Andrew Kelly, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

The officer was suspended after surveillance video showed he gave Kelly gum and bottles of water at the scene. Another officer was suspended last week for fleeing the scene of the accident.

Vionique Valnord (vee-oh-NEEK' val-NORD') was killed early Sunday as she tried to hail a cab after a wedding reception.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has called the case is 'disturbing.' The department's internal probe continues.