Two Springfield Police officers acquitted of rape


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) Two Springfield Police officers have been acquitted of rape charges.

Hampden County District Attorney Spokesman Jim Leydon told 22News a judge found Joshua Figueroa and Derrick-Gentry Mitchell not guilty on Thursday on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery.  The two men opted for a jury-waived trial, meaning the judge heard and decided the case for himself.

Figueroa and Gentry-Mitchell have been suspended without pay since they were indicted on the rape charges in May 2018.

Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News Gentry-Mitchell remains suspended without pay due to the Nathan’s Bills case. Gentry-Mitchell was indicted in that case on charges of perjury, misleading a police officer/investigator/grand jury and filing a false police report. 

Walsh said Figueroa will be on paid administrative leave as of tomorrow.

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