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Former Nassau Police Official Guilty Of 3 Misdemeanor Charges, Not Guilty Of Felony

William Flanagan (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

William Flanagan (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)


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MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A former Nassau County police commander has been found guilty of misconduct.

William Flanagan showed no emotion as the jury Thursday night found him guilty of two misdemeanor official conduct charges.  He was also charged with one count of conspiracy.

He was found not guilty on a felony charge of receiving rewards for official misconduct.

The former second deputy police commissioner faces up to a year in jail on those convictions.

Flanagan was accused of using his influence to prevent the arrest of a friend’s son for burglary.

Sentencing is set for May 1.