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Ex NYC police officer faces 39-count indictment

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Crime,New York,New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer is facing a 39-count indictment in connection with anti-Semitic vandalism in a mostly Jewish neighborhood.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Tuesday that Michael Setiawan (SEH'-chah-wahn) is due back in court May 30.

He was arraigned Friday during a video conference between the courthouse and Bellevue Hospital. Bail was set at $75,000.

The DA says there were 15 separate acts of vandalism, including nine which are charged as hate crimes.

All of the incidents occurred on the night of May 3 in Borough Park.

Pink spray paint was used to scrawl graffiti on numerous vehicles, storefronts and an elementary school.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a comment request.

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