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Ex-NYPD cop sentenced to 70 months for helping Bronx gang evade police

Posted 4/5/24

A former NYPD cop who conspired for months with a violent Bronx street gang, including by helping her gangbanger boyfriend elude capture after he killed a rival, was sentenced Friday to a 70-month prison term.  

Gina Mestre, a city cop from July 2013 to May 2022, had pleaded guilty in December to federal charges of accessory after the fact to murder in aid of racketeering. She had faced a possible 15-year sentence. 

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