No Firm DNA Evidence in NYPD Subway Sodomy Casel: Defense

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    Michael Mineo

    The lawyer for a Brooklyn policeman accused of using a police baton to sexually assault a handcuffed suspect says there's no solid DNA evidence to support claims that such an attack occurred.

    Attorneys are presenting closing arguments today in the criminal trial of three officers. Officer Richard Kern is charged with aggravated sexual abuse and assault. Officers Alex Cruz and Andrew Morales are charged with hindering prosecution and official misconduct. All deny wrongdoing.

    Michael Mineo claims he was sodomized with a police baton in a subway station on Oct. 15, 2008. 

    He is suing the city for $440 million. Defense attorneys claim that he is exaggerating claims to get a bigger payday.