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John Capano

ATF Agent John Capano (Courtesy ATF)

Prosecutors Say They Won’t File Charges In Friendly-Fire Death Of ATF Agent

An investigation by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice concludes two bystanders were justified in using deadly force during the New Year’s Eve robbery in Seaford.

07/16/2012

ATF Agent John Capano (Courtesy ATF)

Confidential Document Sheds Light On Friendly Fire Shooting Death Of ATF Agent John Capano

Explosive new details have emerged in the friendly fire shooting of a federal agent on Long Island after the Nassau County district attorney’s office accidentally placed an internal memo on the Internet.

02/08/2012

A memorial at Haven Drugs in Medford (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Pharmacists On Long Island Increasingly Trying To Pack Heat

Pharmacists across Long Island are racing to protect themselves. This action has been deemed necessary amid desperate and deadly robberies tied to painkiller abuse.

01/17/2012

Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone and Acting Police Commissioner Ed Webber announce new battle plan against pharmacy robberies (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk Police, County Exec Bellone Announce ‘Pharmacy Safety Initiative’

The Pharmacy Safety Initiative is a three-pronged attack to keep pharmacy workers safe in the wake of several deadly robberies.

01/09/2012

John Capano's casket bering carried into church (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Thousands Attend Funeral On Long Island For Slain ATF Agent John Capano

Capano was a federal agent killed in a “friendly fire” shooting while trying to stop a pharmacy robbery on Long Island New Year’s Eve.

01/06/2012

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Retired Cop Who Killed ATF Agent Said To Be Physical And Emotional Wreck

As friends, family and colleagues of the hero ATF agent killed in the Seaford drug store robbery are preparing to bury him Friday, anguish over the friendly fire incident is growing.

01/05/2012

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Colleagues Remember Fallen Agent; Possible L.I. ‘Friendly Fire’ Death Highlights Training Flaws

There is little training to teach law enforcement officers on how to handle encounters with off-duty and plainclothes officers, often leading to tragic results.

01/04/2012

John Capano

Lawmakers Gearing Up To Put An End To Painkiller Prescription ‘Doctor Shopping’

A grand jury probe into “doctor shopping” on Long Island is underway in the aftermath of the Medford pharmacy massacre and the New Year’s Eve killing of an off-duty ATF agent in Seaford.

01/03/2012

John Capano

Investigation Continues Into Deadly Seaford Pharmacy Robbery

Veteran ATF agent John Capano was killed Saturday after confronting a suspect holding up a pharmacy. It is unclear if Capano was fatally struck in friendly fire by an off-duty NYPD officer and a retired Nassau County police lieutenant who also responded.

01/02/2012