An investigative report in Gothamist and WNYC reported on the 144 civilian complaints outstanding against the Nassau County Police Department. The reporter interviewed former prosecutor and our partner, Bruce Barket, to get his insights as to what this means:
“That to me is a screaming red flag that there's a problem with internal affairs,” said Bruce Barket, a former Nassau County prosecutor who now does criminal defense.
“It can't be that the county is settling dozens of cases for false arrest and excessive force and the police department doing internal affairs investigations can't find any of the allegations to be founded.”
Read the full article here: