From the Daily News:
Two Queens men cleared by a security video of bogus drug charges are getting $300,000 settlement from the city - and the two cops accused of setting them up have resigned.
Jose Colon and his brother Maximo lost their grocery store and were plunged into debt as a result of the criminal case fabricated by the NYPD narcotics officers, authorities said Monday.
The circumstances of the case prompted a federal judge overseeing the victims' suit to declare the NYPD is plagued by "widespread falsification" by arresting officers.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown indicted Detective Stephen Anderson and Officer Henry Tavarez last year on a slew of corruption charges after prosecutors viewed the video taken inside the Delicias de Mi Tierra nightclub in Elmhurst the night of the arrests.
The cops claimed that on Jan. 5, 2008, the Colon brothers sold them two bags of cocaine.
The video confirmed that was false.