Sources: 3 Nassau County Police Officials To Be Indicted On Criminal Charges
MINEOLA, N.Y. (1010 WINS) — A trio of high-ranking Nassau County Police Department officials will be charged in a criminal indictment Thursday, sources told 1010 WINS on Wednesday night.
Sources said Second Deputy Commissioner William Flanagan, Deputy Chief of Patrol John Hunter and Alan Sharpe, a recently retired deputy commander, will be indicted.
The charges apparently stem from the Department’s handling of a 2009 burglary investigation at Kennedy High School in Bellmore.
A student at the school, Zachary Parker, was charged with stealing $3,000 in computers in 2009. Parker’s father, Gary Parker, was involved with the Nassau Police Department Foundation.
The Long Island Press, which sparked the investigation with an article, reports that it is alleged police officials involved in the case were pressured to not make an arrest. The specific charges in the indictment, however, will not unsealed until Thursday.
Following an investigation, Zachary Parker was eventually indicted by a grand jury and charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Two of the police officials — Flanagan and Hunter — reportedly resigned on Wednesday.
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