Prosecutor: Man beat puppy in front of 2 children
"This is just horrific and no child, no person, should have to witness this if it indeed occurred," a Suffolk judge told the Selden man at his arraignment.
Court papers: Suffolk officers used racial slur while assaulting suspected car thief
The new details of the alleged police assault of Christopher Cruz, which was captured on the police body camera of an officer and resulted in the suspension of two officers, were revealed Thursday during a news conference at the Hempstead office of attorney Frederick Brewington, who is representing Cruz.
Notice of claim filed against Suffolk police department, officers and county
On Thursday the attorney of the car theft suspect who was seen being punched and kicked on a body camera, while handcuffed by Suffolk County police, said he has filed a notice of claim, a precursor to a civil rights suit against Suffolk County, the Suffolk police department and the officers involved. Newsday's Faith Jessie has the story.
Police seeking tips after man found shot dead in park
A 19-year-old Freeport man was found shot dead in a park, prompting detectives to seek tips from the public that could help identify anyone responsible for the killing, Nassau County police said.
Queens judge overturns murder convictions of 3 men in killing of NYPD officer
Three Queens men convicted in the 1996 murders of an NYPD officer and an East Elmhurst check-cashing owner were freed when a judge found prosecutors had committed misconduct in their cases.
Driver charged in hit-and-run that left LI 'good Samaritan' dead, authorities say
"A man who was doing a good deed — helping another driver with car trouble — was senselessly killed by another motorist allegedly driving at a high rate of speed," Queens DA Melinda Katz said of the victim.
Nassau DA: Doctor charged with murder in deaths of 5 patients
At a news conference, Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas called George Blatti a "serial killer" who treated his prescription pad as a murder weapon.
Bellone, Hart discuss suspensions of 2 Suffolk officers
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart discussed the body camera footage that led to the suspensions ...
Ann Marie Drago sentenced to 9 months in jail
A judge on Thursday sentenced Ann Marie Drago to 9 months in jail, following her criminally negligent homicide conviction last year in the death of Evelyn Rodriguez. Newsday's Chelsea Irizarry has more on the story.
Ann Marie Drago sentenced to 9 months in death of anti-gang activist
Kelsey Cuevas, the victim's daughter, told the defendant: "What was keeping me and my family sane was my mother, Evelyn Rodriguez ... You, Ann Marie Drago, you took all of that away from us by recklessly running my mother over."