A gang of NYPD cops reportedly tried to intimidate 18-year-old Anna Chambers after she accused Brooklyn South narcotics detectives Richard Hall and Eddie Martins of raping her. According to The New York Post, Chambers and her mother went to Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center on the evening of September 15 for a medical exam and a rape kit hours after the alleged assault. Not long after, Chambers’ lawyer told The Post, the police showed up.
“They came with nine cops to intimidate her and her mom,” said Michael David, who represents Chambers. One cop is even said to have questioned the validity of Chambers’ story. “He kept saying to Anna and her mom, ‘How do you know they were real cops? Didn’t you make complaints about the cops before?’”
But David says neither Chambers nor her mother had ever reported the cops. Instead, this seemed to be an attempt to stop them from coming forward and reporting the incident.
Back in September, Chambers, who was arrested for drug possession, said she was raped and forced to perform oral sex while handcuffed in the back seat of Hall and Martins’ police van. While Hall, 33, and Martins, 37, admitted to having sex with Chambers while on the job (DNA found on Chambers was linked to both Martins and Hall via the rape kit), they claimed the act was “consensual” and pleaded not guilty in October to a 50-count indictment.
“To me, it’s almost as outrageous as the crime that you have cops trying to intimidate her not to report the crime, trying to protect fellow cops,” David continued.
Chambers reportedly has plans to add the officers to a $50 million lawsuit against the city. Both detectives have since resigned from the department and are free on bail.
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