Suffolk approves settlement to report discrimination complaints

The federal government got involved after Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was beaten on the streets of Patchogue in a racial attack back in 2008.

The move comes in the wake of the 2008 case involving Marcelo Lucero.

The move comes in the wake of the 2008 case involving Marcelo Lucero. (12/13/13)

WOODBURY - Officials say Suffolk County is moving ahead with a proposed plan aimed at ensuring that police treat residents of all races equally.

A Suffolk Legislative committee approved a settlement the county had reached with the Justice Department yesterday.

The settlement requires police to report all complaints about possible discrimination to Internal Affairs in 48 hours.

The federal government got involved after Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was beaten on the streets of Patchogue in a racial attack back in 2008. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say James Burke, 76, veered off the 1 Police: Medical event led to fatal crash in Huntington Station
Empire State Development Corp. canceled its 4-year-old request 2 Plans for Belmont Park soccer stadium nixed by state
Angela Conte-Gentille says she remembers growing up in 3 Facebook post fuels push for East Meadow Ave. decorations
The Freedom Chapel and the Teen Challenge Outreach 4 Kids in need get toys, joy at Amityville event
A new report from an environmental research group 5 Report: Rising sea levels could threaten thousands of LI homes

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Immigrants leaders say the agreement is a step Suffolk PD reaches Latino outreach agreement

A settlement has been reached between Suffolk police and the Justice Department that aims to

Report: Technical error could cause Lucero lawsuit to be tossed

Officials say a technical error could cause a hate crime lawsuit against Suffolk County to

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE