NYPD detective working Tessa’s Majors have been sued for making false claims, reports say

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The NYPD are looking for a 14-year-old boy, described as a person of interest in the murder case.

The New York City police department detective who is in charge of the investigation into the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student, Tessa’s Major has been sued at least twice for allegedly making false accusations, and withholding exculpatory evidence, the reports say.

The news came as the police are still searching for a teenage suspect wanted in connection with the Dec. 11 attacks, in which 18-year-old first-year student, was stabbed to death in Manhattan’s Morningside Park. The researchers have so far been arrested and accused of a 13-year-old minor, and he was ordered held without bail by a New York city Family court.

Wilfredo Acevedo, the NYPD detective, whom Gothamist reports that it is being sued by at least two years, and the evidence in the case.


The New York city Police Department released three photos on Friday of a teenage suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student, Tessa Major. The New York City Police Department)

Acevedo and the other detectives were contacted by a New York City resident Darius Roseborough of last year, according to the web site. That lawsuit alleges that the couple entered a Roseborough’s residence in the year 2015, without a warrant, and then falsely arrested him on the shooting charge.

It is said that, “said the false information and accusations contained… allegations made by Acevedo that the petitioner has been identified as the perpetrator of a shooting by the victim of the shooting by an eyewitness, and that the officers recovered a gun, or the parts of a gun from the plaintiff’s residence.”

Later called the “withheld exculpatory evidence, is included… the evidence is that the victim of the shooting was in the intensive care unit of a hospital, and it was not in a position to be interviewed, to the people, or for the identification of the perpetrator of the crime, the evidence is that there was no fingerprint or DNA matches with that of the plaintiff, were recovered from the gun or any part of the gun that reportedly have been recovered from the claimant’s residence.”

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That case, says Roseborough was detained for more than a year on charges that eventually were dropped) in September 2016. The lawsuit itself is still pending, Gothamist reports.

Last year, Acevedo was named in another lawsuit filed by a New York City resident, Tarell McIlwain, who claimed to be the detective, and others, falsely arrested him on drug and gun charges in the year 2010. The matter was finally settled by the city for $50,000, but it included no admission of wrongdoing.


Police commissioner Dermot Shea, in a statement to Gothamist, defended Acevedo described him as a decorated detective with the 24 the department of medals, which has made more than 200 arrests.

“He has never been found to have made a single false statement, or falsely arrested, and everyone comes out of the Prosecutor’s office, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the Court or the public prosecutor’s office,” he said. “It is likely to jeopardise the case by a single, one investigator, and the production of an outdated and unsubstantiated allegations and leaks to the press, rather than in a written communication to the court, it is the exact opposite of the person in charge.”

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