Tag: Suffolk County Police
Geraldine Hart, the FBI’s former Long Island office leader, officially became the Suffolk County Police Department’s first female commissioner after county legislators unanimously confirmed her historic appointment as top cop on Tuesday.
A Suffolk County police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him in the First Precinct station house five months ago, federal authorities said.
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."