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DA: Former Detective Sentenced in Cover-Up Involvement

Last of three former cops sentenced in connection with preventing arrest of police benefactor’s son.

Alan Sharpe, 54, of Huntington Station, was sentenced to two years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct. (Photo: NCPD)
Alan Sharpe, 54, of Huntington Station, was sentenced to two years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct. (Photo: NCPD)

The final sentencing came down Monday in a case of three cops who reportedly worked to cover up and prevent the arrest of a police benefactor’s son, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.

Alan Sharpe, 54, of Huntington Station, was sentenced to two years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct.

Sharpe was one of three officers who conspired to prevent the arrest of Zachary Parker, 21, of Merrick. Parker faced charged for stealing more than $3,000 worth of computers he swiped from Kennedy High School during the 2008-09 school year.

Gary Parker, Zachary’s father and major police benefactor, contacted his friend and then-Deputy Police Commissioner William Flanagan asking for help.

John Hunter, NCPD Deputy Chief of Patrol at the time, then directed Sharpe to return the stolen computers and get a school administrator to sign a withdrawal of prosecution form. The administrator refused to sign it, but Sharpe told a subordinate to enter a “close-out” memo in the police records, claiming the school did not want to press charges.

Flanagan was convicted of two counts of official misconduct and sixth-degree conspiracy in February 2013. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 420 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine.

Hunter pleaded guilty in May 2013 and was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service, and was required to film a police training video to avoid illegal mistakes. He pleaded guilty to two counts of official misconduct and sixth-degree conspiracy.

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Eddie February 26, 2014 at 11:10 PM
LMAO
Robert Demarco February 27, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Ido agree with Eddie about life in other countries. I think the Italians and French have less hectic day to day lives and more leisure time. CUNY and SUNY provide public college at reduced rates, but I would not exactly call that middle class welfare. I do think that our work ethic has decreased and sense of entitlement has risen, and people like Obama take advantage of that. Finally, yes, this thread has digressed from corrupt NCPD officers to Obama, but that happens all the time on Patch.
Eddie March 02, 2014 at 09:56 PM
middle class welfare is what you are taking about. You just don't know it. The budget (money spent for your taxes) on the "welfare" is spent mostly on the middle class. The media invents this image of "people" living large and doing nothing to earn, you go for it like a hook line and stinker. You guys vote to cut the "welfare budget". You vote against yourselves and you don't know it. Education is a wonderful thing, There is a reason it costs so much. It's really worth it. Wish you all the best.
joesph McCormick March 03, 2014 at 09:28 AM
DA RICE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED!! Please don't send her to Washington she is Bi-Polar
Kathy Golliver March 09, 2014 at 05:32 PM
98 % of the COPS, DETECTIVES, DA'S an JUDGES, are all on the take . For one thing or another. They are more corrupt then the worst crimial out there. I NO FOR SURE WHAT THEY ARE>

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