Jurors deliberating rape and burglary charges against two NYPD officers have gone home for a third day without reaching a decision.
The jury went home early on Friday and is expected to return Monday to continue weighing charges against officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata. They are charged with rape, burglary and official misconduct after being called to help a drunken woman get home from a taxi in December 2008.
Moreno is accused of raping the now-29-year-old woman while she was physically helpless after passing out. Prosecutors say Mata stood watch. Both are charged with rape in the alleged incident.
Moreno says the woman made sexual advances, and they cuddled in her bed but didn't have sex. He also maintains that he and Mata had returned to the woman's home so that Moreno could counsel her about her drinking.