Cop in Broomstick Sodomy Case Gets Married in Jail | NBC New York

Cop in Broomstick Sodomy Case Gets Married in Jail



    The former NYPD officer serving a 30-year federal prison sentence for sodomizing a man with a plunger in a Brooklyn police station has gotten married in jail, according to a published report. 

    Justin Volpe wed Caroline Rose DeMaso in May in the Florida federal correction complex where he's been incarcerated after admitting to violating Haitian immigrant Abner Louima with a broomstick in 1997, according to the Daily News. The paper reports the couple has known each other for years.  
    The 40-year-old Volpe won't be released from jail until 2025, at the earliest. He pleaded guilty to sodomizing Louima with a stick in the bathroom of the 70th precinct station house. The attack nearly killed Louima and sparked racial tension and outcries of police brutality citywide. 
    Four other cops were also charged in that case, but only one, Charles Schwarz, was convicted and sentenced to prison.
    New York settled a civil suit with Louima for $8.5 million.

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