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Nassau Cop Quits, Admits Traffic Stop Sex Grab


A Nassau County police officer has resigned after he admitted to forcing a woman to touch his penis through his uniform during a traffic stop earlier this year.

Garrett Mannerz pleaded guilty Wednesday in county court to official misconduct.

The 34-year-old former Third Precinct officer was arrested after the woman gave investigators a recording of one of his repeated sexually suggestive phone calls that followed the incident.


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Prosecutors said three women were in the car he stopped on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow on Feb. 27.

After the driver was given a sobriety test, Mannerz summoned a passenger to his patrol car, where prosecutors said he told the woman to if she “did something for him” he would let them go, then coerced her into touching him sexually.

Afterward he asked her for her number and called later for a date, prosecutors said.

The six-year police veteran was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. He was barred from contacting the women and is ineligible for a pension.

-With Associated Press

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