Sources: Drugs found in ex-police chief’s prison cell
Oxycodone was discovered taped under a shelf inside the personal locker of former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke by prison officials at a federal detention center in Pennsylvania, according to sources. Burke is serving a 46-month sentence there for beating a prisoner and orchestrating a cover-up of the assault.
Loeb goes free as guilty plea is set aside
The Smithtown man who was beaten and threatened by former Suffolk Police Chief of Department James Burke was freed Tuesday ...
Attorney: Man beaten by Burke to be freed
The Smithtown heroin addict who was beaten and threatened by former Suffolk police Chief of Department James Burke will be freed Tuesday after a special prosecutor agrees to vacate his conviction, his attorney said.
Court papers: Cops pleaded guilty in Burke case
Numerous Suffolk police detectives and officers who helped disgraced former Chief of Department James Burke cover up his beating of a heroin-addicted thief have been arrested and pleaded guilty in secret proceedings in federal court, according to a motion filed in state Supreme Court.
Ex-Chief Burke appealing 46-month sentence
Former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke is appealing his 46-month prison sentence for beating a heroin addict who stole a duffel bag from his police-issued SUV and orchestrating an elaborate cover-up, according to a new court filing.
James Burke sentenced to 46 months in prison
Former Suffolk police chief James Burke was sentenced to 46 months in prison for beating a man who stole a duffle bag from his police-issued SUV and then masterminding a cover up of the crime.
Editorial: How ex-police chief could argue for leniency
Even before former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke was ever convicted of a crime, Robert Capers, the U.S. attorney ...
Prosecutors urge 51 months in jail for Burke
In a scathing rebuttal to former Suffolk police chief James Burke’s argument that he should not get any jail time, federal prosecutors filed a memorandum late Monday arguing that he should get the maximum under the terms of a plea bargain — 51 months in jail.
Burke asks for no prison time to care for ill mom
Former Suffolk police chief James Burke has asked that he not be sent to prison so he can care for ...
Ex-Chief James Burke's sentencing date set
A federal judge has set Nov. 2 for the sentencing of former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke on charges of a civil rights violation and obstruction of justice.