Charges have been dropped against a city sanitation employee arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Queens motel and impersonating a police officer, the Queens district attorney says.
Police sources told NBC New York Monday that Jason Alvear, 40, had knocked on a woman's hotel room door, and when she answered the door pressed his body against her and tried to remove her clothes.
They said when she resisted and threatened to call the police, he flashed a badge and said that he was a cop.
Alvear, who is a Department of Sanitation employee, was actually showing a sanitation shield, sources said. The incident was alleged to have happened just after 5:15 a.m. Monday
However on Tuesday, a Department of Sanitation official said the charges had been dropped against Alvear. The Queens district attorney confirmed the charges had been dropped. No other information was immediately available.
Police originally alleged the incident took place at the Red Roof Inn in Long Island City.
He was reportedly charged with sex abuse and impersonating an officer, before the charges were dropped.