Brooklyn federal judge denies bail for NYPD detectives dubbed 'mafia cops'

A Brooklyn federal court judge denied bail Tuesday for the two former NYPD detectives dubbed "mafia cops."The judge told Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa that

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn federal court judge denied bail Tuesday for the two former NYPD detectives dubbed "mafia cops."

The judge told Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa that the evidence in the case pending against them was too strong to allow them to be released on bail. In April, the two former NYPD partners were convicted for their roles in eight mob murders. But in June, that ruling was overturned after the judge ruled the statute of limitations had passed on the slayings, which occurred between 1986 and 1990.

Eppolito and Caracappa will remain behind bars until their new trial, which is for lesser charges stemming from a 2005 drug sting in Las Vegas. If convicted on the drug charges, they face up to 40 years inprison.

Related InformationConviction thrown out against two NYPD officers labeled "mafia cops"

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 1 New drug furanyl-fentanyl hits Brooklyn streets
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 2 Word on the Street: Paying by phone
Students, faculty and staff are calling on the 3 Students march to fight CUNY tuition hikes
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 4 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 5 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE