Nassau County Police Probe Inflammatory Tweets About OfficerNassau County police have launched an investigation, after a series of threatening tweets targeting Officer Nikolas Budimlic – the officer who accidentally shot and killed a Hosftra University student last May.
Family Of Slain Hofstra Student Files Suit Against Nassau County Police DepartmentInvestigators say Andrea Rebello died in May after an intruder put her in a headlock, then pointed a gun at an officer who had rushed into the home. The officer fired eight times, killing both Rebello and would-be robber Dalton Smith.
Exclusive: Nassau County 911 Operators Claim Stunning Lack Of TrainingOne of the county's own operators says employees are not getting the training they need to save lives, and that may have contributed to the death of a Hofstra University student during a hostage standoff.
Court Papers: Andrea Rebello's Family To Sue Nassau County Police For Wrongful DeathAccording to court papers filed by the family's lawyer, the pending suit alleges "wrongful death, civil rights and negligence actions against the County of Nassau and its police officers and possibly other defendants to be named after discovery," reported Newsday.
Hofstra Alumni Petition For Better Security Off-CampusAs many as 2,000 people have already signed the petition to increase security. This comes in the wake of a home invasion that ended with 21-year-old student Andrea Rebello being shot dead by a police officer.
Mourners Bid Final Farewell To Hofstra Student Accidentally Shot By PoliceWorshippers exchanged hugs Wednesday as they arrived for Andrea Rebello's funeral at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow.
Mourners Remember Hofstra Student Andrea Rebello As 'Complete Angel'Family and friends of 21-year-old Hofstra student Andrea Rebello said a final farewell at a wake Tuesday evening.
Police Union Defends Officer's Actions In Hofstra University StandoffWhile critics have questioned the actions of the Nassau County police officer who accidentally killed a 21-year-old Hofstra University student, police union officials have called him “a great cop who did the right thing.”
Nassau County Officer's Actions Dissected In Incident That Killed Hofstra StudentJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Michele Galietta said the officer was confronted with a split-second choice when a masked man holding 21-year-old Hofstra University student Andrea Rebello in a headlock pointed a loaded handgun at him.
Sad Graduation Day At Hofstra Following Student's Death In Home InvasionGraduation day was bittersweet for students at Hofstra University Sunday, as students carried heavy hearts for a classmate who was shot and killed in a violent home invasion.
Authorities: Hofstra Student Was Struck And Killed By Officer's BulletA funeral mass is planned for next week for a Hofstra University student who was shot and killed during a break-in at her apartment on the school’s campus in Uniondale.