Nassau lawmaker Schmitt in contempt; vows appeal

Nassau County presiding officer, Peter Schmitt, arrives at

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Nassau County presiding officer, Peter Schmitt, arrives at federal court in Central Islip Thursday morning. Schmitt is court for a hearing in contempt charges against him. (May 31, 2012) (Credit: James Carbone)

Nassau County Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt Friday vowed to appeal a federal judge's contempt finding that he went on television and discussed secret details of an investigation into police misconduct despite a gag order.

Schmitt (R-Massapequa), whom the court fined $2,500, said he'd also ask the court to publicly release a redacted version of the 700-page police report on that misconduct,...

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