Two New York police officers who won reversals in 2002 of federal convictions related to the brutal precinct assault on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima are not entitled to get their jobs back, a state judge has ruled.

New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten ruled that, even though the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had reversed the two officers’ convictions for conspiracy to obstruct a grand jury investigation, there was ample evidence that they had not been truthful in their accounts of what had happened in the Brooklyn precinct nearly a decade ago when a police officer shoved the wooden handle of a plunger into Louima’s rectum.