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An NYPD officer has been arrested more than a year and a half after surveillance video captured him unlawfully arresting a man and illegally searching the man’s friend in New York City, the Manhattan district attorney announced Tuesday.

An NYPD officer has been arrested more than a year and a half after surveillance video captured him unlawfully arresting a man and illegally searching the man’s friend in New York City, the Manhattan district attorney announced Tuesday.

Officer Jonathan Munoz, 32, of Suffern, New York, has also been accused of filing falsified documents with the NYPD and the Manhattan district attorney’s office to conceal his misconduct, District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. said.

Munoz faces four years in prison for the top charge of offering a false statement, which is a felony. The NYPD said that he has been suspended without pay.

“Had this officer’s attempts to conceal his alleged misconduct succeeded, an innocent man may still be facing charges for a fabricated crime,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.

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