Tag: Leonard Wexler

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke Pleads Guilty To Beating Suspect, Coverup

Disgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke pleaded guilty to federal civil rights violations and conspiracy charges Friday for beating a suspect and ordering police to cover it up. Burke was arrested in December 2015 on allegations by federal prosecutors that he had beaten Smithtown resident Christopher Loeb while in police custody two years earlier and coerced police officials who had witnessed the beating to lie to investigators about what they’d seen.

Judge Sets March Trial Date for Ex-SCPD Chief James Burke

The ex-chief's attorney believes it is "pretty likely" that the case will start on March 21.

Ex-SCPD Chief James Burke Denied Bail in Brutality-Coverup Case

A federal judge sided with prosecutors who argued that the ex-chief can't be trusted.

Nassau Wage Freeze Appeal Arguments Heard

“We’re saying that they don’t have the power to do this,” an attorney for the Nassau police union argued Monday.