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Letter: Why drop charges against Kyle Howell?

Kyle Howell, of Westbury, appears at Nassau County

Kyle Howell, of Westbury, appears at Nassau County Court in Mineola on July 15, 2014. Howell has said he was assaulted by Nassau Police Officer Vincent LoGiudice during a traffic stop on April 25, 2014. The incident was videotaped. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

I have followed the case of Nassau Police Officer Vincent LoGiudice, who has been accused of assaulting Kyle Howell during an arrest ["Lawyer: Howell told lies," News, July 16].

I find it interesting that the criminal charges against Howell were dropped by District Attorney Kathleen Rice, and instead, Howell is pursuing damages from Nassau County.

I don't understand. Is it not the function of the DA's office to represent the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses? How is it that a repeat offender had the charges against him dropped? The real truth will all come out in the end.

Doug Decesare, Farmingville


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