Tag: Suffolk County Police
Disgraced former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 46 months in prison for civil rights violations and conspiracy charges for beating a 24-year-old burglary suspect in 2012 and ordering subordinates to cover it up.
The decision to exercise more vigilance in Nassau and Suffolk counties comes after eight cops were killed in 10 days by two black men with military backgrounds. Both suspects were reportedly aggravated by fatal shootings of African Americans at the hands of the police. The latest tragedy came Sunday, when a former U.S. Marine identified as Gavin Long gunned down three cops in Baton Rouge, La., in what authorities there have described as an “ambush.”
Protesters are planning demonstrations against the event, which will be at a venue near where an immigrant was killed in a high-profile hate crime nearly eight years ago.
Among the complaints lodged against Walsh were anonymous allegations that he was unprofessional and abusive, but neither those claims nor the accusation that the chairman was politicking at work resulted in disciplinary action, DeMarco testified Tuesday at Walsh's theft and fraud trial at Central Islip federal court.
Both men discussed their cases at a news conference with their attorney, who represents them in separate lawsuits.
"No one is above the law."
Steven Romeo, the pickup truck driver, stayed at the crash scene for 15 minutes and spoke to several responding officers before he allegedly walked away and climbed over a nearby six-foot-high fence.
Golden retriever named 'Buddy' got his head stuck; cat's house destroyed in rescue.
A Melville teenager is facing assault charges after she allegedly hit four men with her car in Wyandanch and fled the scene, Suffolk County...