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10. FLANAGAN SENTENCING: Former Nassau police Second Deputy
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10. FLANAGAN SENTENCING: Former Nassau police Second Deputy Commissioner William Flanagan, who was convicted of misusing his position to help stop his friend's son from being arrested, was sentenced on July 15 to 60 days in jail. Flanagan, 56, received his sentence, which also included three months of community service, in a standing-room-only court packed with supporters.(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

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