James Burke

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Suffolk Democratic Party Chairman Richard Schaffer spent Monday on the witness stand in the federal corruption trial of former District Attorney Thomas Spota and his top aide, Christopher McPartland.

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for former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota say the government is withholding evidence that could prove he was not involved in an alleged cover up.

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke was convicted in 2016 of beating a burglary suspect and attempting to cover it up. County lawmakers are now going to sue to recoup Burke’s salary and benefits.

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk County is suing its former police chief in order to recover the salary and benefits paid to him after he beat a handcuffed man who was in custody.  

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk County has taken its first step towards filing a lawsuit against convicted felon and ex-police chief James Burke, in an effort to recover his salary and benefits.

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