BY Laura Dimon – Shayna Jacobs – Graham Rayman
Two NYPD detectives — including one decorated by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg — were arrested Thursday on accusations they fabricated seeing a man with a gun in Washington Heights and repeated the lie on a search warrant and before a grand jury.
Detectives Sasha Cordoba and Kevin Desormeau, both 33, arrested Jamal Choice, 38, for gun possession on Nov. 6, 2014, at a building on W. 175th St., sources said.
Choice, now 40, and who now lives in South Carolina, told the Daily News on Thursday that he couldn’t make the $75,000 bail in his case, so the officers’ lie cost him eight months on Rikers Island.
“But the D.A., bless her soul, looked at my case and knew something was wrong,” Choice said. “She said, ‘You can’t let them get away with this because if they did this to you how many others have they done it to?’”