Suffolk County

Suffolk County Reviewing Immigration Detainer Policy

Nov 29, 2016
Courtesy of Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco / Facebook

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport immigrants living in the country illegally who have committed crimes. He’s also threatened to cut federal funding to those municipalities who refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE.

Cities like Hartford, New Haven and New York City have reaffirmed their status as “sanctuary cities,” but Suffolk County’s policy may change.

KKK Fliers Placed On Cars Overnight On LI

Nov 17, 2016
Courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Police on Long Island have launched an investigation after Ku Klux Klan fliers were found on cars in Patchogue early Thursday morning.

The fliers, found at 2 a.m. on parked cars off of a main road, had a picture of a white-robed Klan member and read, “Our race is our nation.” Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says that while these fliers are protected under the First Amendment, his department will still investigate the incident. 

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

The Suffolk County Legislature has approved a $2.9 billion county budget for 2017, including $60 million in fees and taxes.

Don Ryan / AP

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says there is $21 million in new funds to help land banks purchase vacant and abandoned properties, sometimes known as "zombie homes."

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Former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke was sentenced to 46 months in prison for beating a chained suspect and then covering it up. Burke pleaded for mercy, but received little.