Suffolk County

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said  Thursday that longtime District Attorney Tom Spota has created a culture of corruption.

“The culture of corruption that has clearly existed now in this county and in law enforcement for decades has continued unabated and has only worsened.” Bellone said. 

L.I. Gang Member Receives 12 Years In Teen Rape Case

May 12, 2016
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A Long Island gang member was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a Brentwood teenager last May.

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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta (R-13) is calling for the resignations of County Executive Steve Bellone and District Attorney Tom Spota, both Democrats, following disclosures about what they knew about former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke.

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The Suffolk County Police Department will have 175 new police officers by next summer.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says he will nearly triple the size of this year’s police class to offset a spike in retirement over the next three years.

New York’s restrictive voter access rules came under scrutiny during Tuesday’s presidential primary, and some are saying there’s a need for change.

The potential disenfranchisement of over 125,000 voters in Brooklyn, first reported by WNYC on Primary Day, has led to probes by the state attorney general and the New York City comptroller. 

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