NYPD officer charged with official misconduct, tampering with evidence: police

Maya Rajamani
July 31, 2020 - 2:50 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An NYPD officer who has been the subject of more than two dozen watchdog agency investigations was arrested and charged with official misconduct and tampering with evidence on Thursday, according to police and a report.

Kevin Martin, 43, was arrested and charged with the two crimes around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, the NYPD said. 

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The department didn’t provide details about his arrest, but the Daily News reported that the arrest stemmed from an incident that took place on March 1.  

Martin, who has been with the NYPD for 14 years, has been a defendant in six different civil lawsuits filed against New York City, the outlet reported. 

He has also been the subject of 33 Civilian Complaint Review Board “abuse, discourtesy and excessive force" investigations, including one looking into an “improper vehicle search” that took place in Flushing, Queens on March 1 and may be the incident tied to his arrest, according to the outlet.

Martin’s attorney information wasn’t immediately available Friday.