Quinoy hearing postponed

Oral arguments on indicted Sleepy Hollow cop Jose Quinoy’s bid to have charges against him thrown out due to accusations of misconduct by an FBI agentĀ have been pushed back from tomorrow to Friday at 2:15 p.m. in front of U. S. District Judge Kenneth Karas. Quinoy (at left with his wife after his arraignment last year) is charged with brutalizing two men already in police custody and tampering with a witness. Jury selection is still scheduled in White Plains for next Wednesday. Of course, that could change if Quinoy’s lawyer Andrew Quinn is successful in his arguments Friday that FBI Agent Catherine Pena’s actions – Quinn charges she swapped in a blank disc for one that was secretly recorded by a cooperating witnes – have so damaged the prosecution’s case that the charges have to be tossed out. Federal prosecutors, who didn’t exactly rush to Pena’s defense in their court papers opposing Quinn’s motion, say no matter what happened with the discs, it doesn’t have anything to do with the charges that put Quinoy in the defendant’s seat to begin with, namely the beatings of two men two months apart in 2006, a year and a half before any secret recordings were made by Sleepy Hollow cop Michael Hayes.

Tim O'Connor

Timothy O'Connor has covered the federal justice system for The Journal News since 2002. He previously worked at newspapers in Orange County, New York, and New Jersey. Born and raised in the Bronx, he has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in journalism.