A Suffolk County police officer allegedly forced a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him in an interrogation room two months ago, the woman claimed in a new federal lawsuit.
Officer Christopher McCoy is accused of forcing himself on the woman at the First Precinct station house in West Babylon after he pulled her over on Straight Path in Wyandanch in March, according to the suit, which was filed Tuesday at Central Islip federal court. Afterward, the woman filed a complaint with the FBI because she feared Suffolk police wouldn’t properly investigate the allegations, according to the suit.
“Our Internal Affairs Bureau has assisted the FBI in its criminal investigation,” Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers said in a statement, noting that the officer was suspended without pay since April 6, when the department learned of the allegations. “We have also launched an Internal Affairs investigation into the allegations… The Department is taking all appropriate action.”
The Press is not identifying the woman because she is the victim of a sex crime. She had two warrants out for her arrest for failure to appear in court on traffic violations when she was arrested for marijuana possession, records show. She was released without bail and is due back in court next month.
The lawsuit names the county, the officer and his partner, who the plaintiff said witnessed some of the incident. The allegations include false arrest, negligence and emotional distress. The suit seeks $40 million in damages and attorney’s fees.
Court documents detail the allegations in graphic detail. During the traffic stop, McCoy allegedly grabbed the woman’s breasts and later commented that they were nice, according to the suit.
After they arrived at the police station, McCoy allegedly groped her inner thigh, pushed his crotch against the woman and said, “Do you feel that?” He then unzipped his pants and exposed his penis, the suit said.
“Come on, just a kiss,” he allegedly said when she refused at first, the suit claims. He then forced her to touch his penis with her hand, pushed her head into his groin and allegedly said, “Put it in your mouth, just for a little while,” the suit claims.
He stopped when he heard someone walk by the room but later forced her to continue, according to court documents. Later, when she suffered repeated panic attacks while in a holding cell, officers refused her request to go to the hospital, where she wanted to have a rape kit done, the suit claims.
Three days after the incident, McCoy allegedly texted the woman. When she asked who it was, he allegedly responded with a cop emoji and said, “I put you in handcuffs… remember now?”
An FBI spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on the investigation.