Thousands of police officers from around the nation descended upon Massapequa to join family, friends and colleagues of slain New York City Police Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo in mourning at his funeral Thursday.
Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.
Suffolk County police will deploy license plate readers in Brentwood amid recent gang slayings in the community. The short-term goal is to use the devices to solve open cases, officials said. But ultimately authorities hope to “decimate the gangs that have committed these crimes,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said outside the department’s third precinct in Bay Shore Monday morning.
A teenager whose remains were discovered Monday is the sixth person believed to be killed by gang violence found dead in Brentwood in the past five weeks, Suffolk County police said.
A man with head injuries was found dead late Thursday night on a street in Brentwood, the community where four murdered teenagers have been found since last month, Suffolk County police said.
The issue of gang violence in Suffolk returned to the spotlight in the past two weeks when police discovered the remains of four teenagers, all of whom authorities suspect may have been victims of gang violence linked to MS-13, sources say.