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Sini: 2 Nassau cops arrested after grand jury probe

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini in Manhattan

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini in Manhattan on May 10. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Two Nassau police officers have been arrested following a grand jury investigation, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said in a news release Tuesday.

Sini, in a prepared statement, said his office “has initiated a grand jury investigation, which has resulted in the arrest of two Nassau County Police officers.”

He declined to elaborate on the nature of the grand jury investigation.

Sini did not identify the officers, saying only that his probe is ongoing and that the Nassau County Police Department is cooperating.

The attorney for one of the officers, Mark Alter, of Garden City, said in a statement his client “will enter a not guilty plea at his arraignment and he looks forward to being vindicated through the court process.”

The other officer is represented by Brian Griffin, of Garden City, who said his client is a “well-regarded and highly respected police officer having served and protected the residents of both New York City and Nassau County.”

Griffin added that the officer “will enter a not guilty plea and we will vigorously litigate this matter.”

Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, a police department spokesman, declined to comment on the officers’ arrest and their status with the police department.

Nassau Police Benevolent Association President James McDermott also declined to comment on the officers’ arrest.

— With Michael O’Keeffe

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