Sentencing date set for ex-Suffolk police chief

The sentencing for former Suffolk Chief of Department James Burke has been set for Nov. 2. Burke faces more than four years in federal prison

The sentencing for former Suffolk Chief of Department James Burke has been set for Nov. 2. Burke faces more than four years in federal prison for beating up a suspect and then trying to cover it up.

The sentencing for former Suffolk Chief of Department James Burke has been set for Nov. 2. Burke faces more than four years in federal prison for beating up a suspect and then trying to cover it up. (9/22/16)

WOODBURY - The sentencing date for former Suffolk Chief of Department James Burke has been set for Nov. 2.

Burke faces more than four years in federal prison for beating up a suspect and then trying to cover it up.

Burke was charged with assaulting suspect Christopher Loeb in 2012. Prosecutors say Loeb had stolen a duffle bag containing pornography and sex toys from Burke's department SUV.

According to prosecutors, Burke drove to Loeb's house to retrieve the bag after he was identified as the suspect. He then allegedly "punched and kicked Loeb in the head and body" after Loeb was taken to a nearby precinct. Prosecutors said Burke, "together with other members" of the Suffolk County Police Department, tried to cover up the assault.

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