Cop Charged with Assaulting People in Handcuffs

Officer pleaded not guilty to civil rights charges in federal court

A suburban detective has been indicted on charges that he twice assaulted people who were already in handcuffs.

The U.S. attorney's office and the FBI said 36-year-old Jose Quinoy of the Sleepy Hollow police force injured two people in 2006 after they were restrained by other officers.

Quinoy, of Tarrytown, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to civil rights charges in federal court in White Plains. He was released on a $100,000 bond. A call to defense attorney Andrew Quinn was not immediately returned.

The indictment did not disclose details of the alleged assaults. Sleepy Hollow's mayor said in 2007 that the FBI was investigating allegations of police brutality, and Quinoy was named in two lawsuits alleging misuse of stun guns.

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