Tag: Nassau County Police
A former Nassau County police commander surrendered Thursday morning to county jail to begin serving his 60-day sentence after he was convicted of helping cover up a burglary, officials told the Press.
"We believe this individual was targeted," police said.
According to police, the two suspects—a man and a woman—grew angry after they were denied “slushies” because the gas station wasn’t able to make the frozen beverages at that time. They became more enraged when a store clerk denied their use of an electronic food stamps card to purchase several other unidentified items.
The dramatic crash came as the pair of officers were racing to a raging fire on North Suffolk Avenue just after 9 a.m., police said. “There’s never any routine police call—every call is serious," a police spokesman said. “We always try to use good judgment."
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.”
The victim lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang near exit 45 in Plainvew at 7:45 a.m., police said.
Both men discussed their cases at a news conference with their attorney, who represents them in separate lawsuits.
A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for shooting a Nassau County police officer as he was fleeing the scene...