Since March, the department has published several hundred decisions from its internal trials.
Mr. Shohatee and Mr. Musallam had each been on the job for more than 10 years, records suggest, and had worked in the 68th Precinct, which includes parts of the Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
The bulk of their interactions with the teenager took place after she had become a participant in the department’s Explorers initiative, a program to teach youth about law enforcement, in the fall of 2015, according to the records.
Mr. Shohatee said at the trial that he had spoken with the girl, believed she was troubled and offered her advice. He testified that he wanted to help mentor her as a school resource officer had done for him, according to the trial documents, and began to chat with her on Snapchat and over text.
But the girl, in an interview with department investigators in June 2018, said that Mr. Shohatee began to request photos of her and asked whether she “would be down to have sex,” the records say. The two later had several “clandestine” meetings late at night or early in the morning, the records say, and the teenager said in another interview in 2017 that she had sex with Mr. Shohatee “four of five times at his apartment,” according to the records — conduct that Mr. Gamble wrote was statutory rape.
The girl told investigators that the former officer would drop her at home around 4 or 5 a.m. before her father awoke.
Mr. Shohatee testified that he had seen the teenager three times in 2015 and 2016 after 10 p.m., including twice at his apartment and once in his car, according to the records. But he said that the visits were initiated by the teenager, often after she reached out to him about problems at home, lasted only 10 to 30 minutes and did not involve sexual contact.
But Mr. Gamble, in his written recommendation that the officers be fired, appeared not to believe Mr. Shohatee’s explanation.