Det. Lukasz Skorzewski, 31, and Lt. Adam Lamboy, 44, pleaded guilty to departmental charges of prohibited conduct, a police source said Monday.
Lieutenant Adam Lamboy lost his command as head of the NYPD’s Manhattan Special Victims Division as a result of what happened in Seattle.
The two NYPD cops who went drinking with a 24-year-old rape victim in Seattle — before one of them tried to rip off her clothes — admitted to breaking the rules but are keeping their jobs, the Daily News has learned.
Officer Lukasz Skorzewski, 31, and Lt. Adam Lamboy, 44, pleaded guilty to departmental charges of prohibited conduct, a police source said Monday.
Skorzewski, who was accused of trying to tear off the New York college student’s clothes, was demoted from detective after he and Lamboy took the trip.
“What the detective did was immoral, certainly,” a police source said. “It was wrong. But it wasn’t criminal.”
At the time of the July 2013 incident, Lamboy was under investigation for getting paid for overtime he hadn’t worked.
He pleaded guilty to that charge and was ordered to pay back more than $5,000 for 76 hours. Lamboy was docked 45 vacation days and suspended for 15 without pay — for both charges. He was transferred to Police Service Area 9 Viper in Flushing, Queens, a public housing unit.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton still has to approve the final punishment.
Lamboy lost his command as head of the NYPD’s Manhattan Special Victims Division.
The woman, who claimed she was previously raped in an Union Square apartment, said she went drinking with the cops after they flew out west to interview her about her allegations.
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Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub in downtown Seattle. The victim said that she and the two fficers went to several bars in the downtown Seattle area, and that Skorzewski got so drunk, he was cut off.
She said the three went to several Seattle bars over a nine-hour span, during which Skorzewski got so drunk, he was cut off.
She tried leaving around midnight, but the cops urged her to call in sick to her job at Starbucks the next morning, she claims.
“No, no, you’ll be safe with us. Come back to our hotel, you can crash with us,” they said, according to the woman.
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New York City N.O.W. Chapter President Sonia Ossorio said that what the two officers did was ‘so far beyond the bounds of acceptability.’
Skorzewski slept on the couch at an Embassy Suites hotel in Bellevue, Wash., but in the morning he climbed into bed with her.
“He was insistent on feeling me up … He tried to work his way up my pants, I pushed his hand away,” she told The News.
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Former NYPD Special Victims officer Lukas Skorzewski was transferred to the Medical Division in Queens on a year’s probation.
Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women’s New York City chapter, said the case is troubling.
“The idea of a special victims detective making a pass at a rape victim when he’s charged with interviewing her about that rape shatters any notion of confidence in the NYPD’s ability to regulate itself,” she said. “It’s so far beyond the bounds of acceptability.”