A Brooklyn lawmaker is pushing a bill that would make it illegal for police to have sex with anyone in their custody.
While this would seem like it would already be a law, it apparently somehow slipped under the radar until two NYPD detectives allegedly forced a woman to perform oral sex while in their custody.
However, offending Detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall claim the sex was all too consensual.
According to the New York Post, state law deems sexual contact between corrections and parole officers and anyone under their supervision is considered rape, but the state penal code lacks a corresponding provision for police.
“What occurred was not sex,” said Councilman Mark Treyger, who penned the bill. “What occurred was rape.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio is still confused how a person in police custody would consent to sex with an officer.
“I don’t see how that’s possible,” he said. “As a broad notion, I find it very troubling.”
If Treyger’s bill passes, he claims police in violation would face a a misdemeanor because “that’s the harshest penalty we can impose on the city level.”