Schmitt faces contempt charge

Federal Judge Arthur Spatt reserved making a decision

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Federal Judge Arthur Spatt reserved making a decision in the case of Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt who faces contempt charges for disclosing confidential information from a police report into the death of Jo?Anna Bird, a domestic violence victim whom the Nassau County police department acknowledged it failed to protect from her killer. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (May 30, 2012)

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