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NYPD Torture Cop Gets 30 Years

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NYPD Torture Cop Gets 30 Years

Former New York cop Justin Volpe was sentenced today(12/13) to 30 years in jail for his vicious 1997station house assault of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.Former New York cop Justin Volpe was sentenced today(12/13) to 30 years in jail for his vicious 1997station house assault of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. Volpe, whose guilty plea exposed him to life in prison, and Louima both addressed the court prior to federal judge Eugene Nickerson announcing his sentence. Here are the Volpe and Louima remarks from the official court transcript:

Pages 1-3: Louima recounts his painful ordeal.

Pages 4-8: Volpe, "ashamed," apologizes.