Former New York Police Department Sergeant Arlicia Robinson will not spend time in jail. A judge instead hit her with a four-year supervised release on probation for her role in ferrying drugs for the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods during 6ix9ine’s time with the gang.
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein sentenced the ex-NYPD cop after Robinson admitted what she “did was wrong” during a virtual court hearing, per the New York Daily News.
“I take full responsibility for my poor decision-making and behavior,” she said. “I was not thinking clearly and was not thinking straight.”
The former officer oversaw 22 housing projects in 2017 and 2018 and for a period dated gang leader Aaron “Bat” Young. Kristian “CEO Kris” Cruz, a “five-star general” in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, also claimed he dated Robinson. Cruz is estimated to have sold between $2 million and $3 million in heroin and fentanyl, per the Daily News. Robinson also reportedly lied to a jury after she witnessed a rival gang shoot Young—who was sentenced to 20 years—in 2018.
“Both her parents died when she was seven,” Attorney Justine Harris said. “She was raised by a series of different loving family members but very unstable home situations. She was a victim as a child of repeated sexual abuse and assault between the ages of nine and 13.”
Robinson also reportedly faced mental manipulation and physical abuse from Young, which led U.S. Attorney Sebastian Swett to ask for a five-year recommended prison sentence to be reconsidered. Hellerstein claims the former officer “never directly abused her position as a cop” and that sometimes “inner turmoil rises to such a degree because of the deprivations of life and childhood and abuse.”
“One of the purposes of punishment is to rehabilitate a person,” Hellerstein told Robinson. “You’ve shown, Ms. Robinson, your own rehabilitation—even before your punishment—by choosing a life of helping others and supporting your family and your children. And making yourself clean and strong to do those things is highly commendable.”