Cop Faces Prison After Alleged False Arrest

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) take part in a promotion ceremony attended by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Police Headquarters on January 27, 2012 in New York City. Kelly appeared in the film "The Third Jihad" Muslim groups are asking him to step down, saying that the film they depicts Islam and its followers in a bad light. The film was shown to hundreds and maybe thousands of NYPD officers for training purposes. Commissioner Kelly refused to answer questions relating to rape allegations involving his son, TV host Greg Kelly.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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New York City Police Officer Isaias Alicea will be lucky if the trouble he's in for allegedly making a false arrest turns out to only be "career-ending," as department spokesman Paul Browne has already described it. He faces ten felony counts of filing false documents, which carry four-year prison terms, as well as two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct, for charging two men with a drug deal in the lobby of a housing project when security video showed they didn't come in contact. Even one of the misconduct charges could mean jail time, so this alleged false report represents pretty deep trouble for Alicea.