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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

L.I. - Nassau PD Officials To Be Charged In A Criminal Indictment

New York - Nassau County District Attorney’s Office will charge three high-ranking Nassau Police Department officials tomorrow in a criminal indictment.

The specific charges will not be unsealed until tomorrow, but sources say the allegations stem from the department’s handling of a 2009 burglary investigation at JFK High School in Bellmore. A student there, Zachary Parker, had been charged with stealing $3000 worth of computers.

The Long Island Press says that Parker’s father is a business associate of a group called the Nassau Police Department Foundation, which says on its website that it was founded to help fund a new police academy.

According to sources, the officials who will be indicted are William Flanagan, the second deputy commissioner of police, John Hunter, the deputy chief of patrol and Alan Sharpe, a recently retired deputy commander of the 7th Precinct Squad.

The Nassau District Attorney’s Office has declined to comment.

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