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.