“With the conclusion of this trial, I thank and respect the jury for their decision on this very public case, though I am surprised these individuals were not convicted of more serious charges that were brought against them. That being said, I am pleased that the Mayor and Commissioner Kelly are moving swiftly and appropriately to remove these two men from the Police Department and for acknowledging their inappropriate actions.
“Like District Attorney Vance, I praise the victim’s courage to bring such a shocking and extremely personal case public, knowing that the road to justice would not be an easy one. While many are deterred from speaking out on such issues, we are reminded by this case the importance of standing up for our individual rights and personal safety. I stand with women today that may be dealing with similar issues, and encourage all to always speak out.”