DA Vance Statement on Conviction of Police Officer Johnny Diaz


August 14, 2018

Today, NYPD Officer Johnny Diaz pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Bribe Receiving in the Second Degree, and Petit Larceny. He will be sentenced on September 5, 2018. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said:

“Thanks to my Office’s Public Corruption Unit and our partners in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, Officer Diaz has now admitted to acts of official corruption for which he will serve significant prison time. The particular acts he committed – pocketing seized cash, accepting a bribe, and helping to transport cocaine – each undermined public safety in their own right. But more dangerously, his pattern of corruption jeopardized New Yorkers’ faith in law enforcement at a time when police and prosecutors are working proactively every day to increase public confidence in our work.”

Defendant Information:
JOHNNY DIAZ, D.O.B. 11/27/1969
Yonkers, NY

Convicted:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a class A-II felony, 1 count
  • Bribe Receiving in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 1 count
  • Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, 1 count