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NY Police Official Convicted for Misconduct

A Nassau County jury has convicted former Nassau County Deputy Police Commissioner William Flanagan on two counts of official misconduct and one count of conspiracy in connection with his role preventing the arrest of a Merrick teenager whose father was a personal friend and financial benefactor of the police.

According to the Nassau County District Attorney's office, the jury began deliberations on Feb. 8 and returned a partial verdict on Feb. 14, convicting Flanagan, 55, of Islip, of two counts of official misconduct. The jury convicted Flanagan of one count sixth-degree conspiracy in the and found him not guilty of receiving a reward for official misconduct in a verdict returned on Feb. 15. Flanagan faces up to one year in jail at sentencing.

Source: Patch. Read full article. (link)

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