William Flanagan has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three months of community service. His attorney said he will appeal the conviction.
William Flanagan showed no emotion as the jury Thursday night found him guilty of two misdemeanor official conduct charges against him. He was also charged with one count of conspiracy.
It was broadcast across the country — high-ranking Nassau County police officers accused in a cover-up, a conspiracy to block theft charges against a wealthy benefactor’s son.
It is alleged the police commanders showed favoritism for a burglary suspect whose father was an active fundraiser for the police department.
Sources said William Flanagan, who is the second deputy commissioner of police, John Hunter, the deputy chief of patrol and Alan Sharpe, a recently retired deputy commander will faces charges related to a 2009 burglary incident.