’21 years is not 21 days’: Abner Louima says he forgives, but doesn’t forget, as NYPD officer who sodomized him asks for early release from prison

The cop who sodomized Abner Louima with a jagged wooden handle in 1997 wants out of federal prison early because of COVID-19.

But in an exclusive interview with the Daily News, he stopped short of supporting ex-NYPD officer Justin Volpe’s compassionate release request.

“It’s up to the justice system, it’s not up to me,” Louima told The News Monday. “It’s so many years after the crime. Twenty-one years is not 21 days. I think at least he’s spent enough time thinking about his actions.”

Abner Louima ponders a question during a taping of “Keepin’ it Real with Al Sharpton” in 2009 in New York. The cop who sodomized Abner Louima with a jagged wooden handle in 1997 wants out of federal prison early because of COVID-19.

But in an exclusive interview with the Daily […]

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