Man Who Rescued Teen From Sexual Assault Receives Award From NYPD

After a past series of troubling interactions with the New York Police Department, 21-year-old Moise Morancy’s latest encounter with law enforcement is a memory he hopes to never forget. In October, the Brooklynite rescued a 15-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on a Queens MTA bus. After intervening and restraining the suspect, Pablo Levano, officers arrived on the scene and also apprehended Morancy, who said he was confused by the officials’ maneuvers.

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But once the situation was cleared up, officers viewed Morancy as an ally rather than another suspect. A few weeks later, the 112th precinct decided to celebrate the rapper with a Good Samaritan award. “They contacted me a little bit after and said they wanted to honor me, and I was like whoa, that’s amazing,” he said in an interview with the New York Daily News.

Sergeant Johnny J. Hines was the main figure who released Morancy from cuffs, marking this as one of his first positive life-changing moments with the NYPD. At the age of 12, he shared that officers “roughed me up” while he was walking down the street, and before hitting his early 20s, Morancy was the subject of a stop and frisk where he said “officers took advantage” of him.

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“I used to say I was sure there were some good officers out there, but I had never met one,” he added. “I can’t say that anymore. It feels good to have a friend in the NYPD.” The situation also prompted Morancy to create a new song, “No Means No,” in support of the girl who was sexually assaulted.

Today I was honored by the NYPD with the Good Samaritan Award! I am humbled by this gesture! Thank you!

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2 black men. 2 different walks of life. 1 goal….”peace.” 🙏🏿

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I want to thank the @nydailynews for covering this positive story! 🙏🏿

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