Suffolk D.A. releasing 2 convicted drug dealers

Two convicted drug dealers are being released from prison by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, all because of credibility issues concerning their arresting officer.Mohammed

SOUTHAMPTON - Two convicted drug dealers are being released from prison by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, all because of credibility issues concerning their arresting officer.

Mohammed Proctor, of Riverside, and Bernard Cooks, of Southampton, will soon be free after doing time for selling drugs. The unnamed officer who arrested them was part of the Southampton Street Crimes Unit, which was disbanded last year. The district attorney says the officer's alleged bad behavior has given him no choice but to release the convicted drug dealers.

As many as 100 arrests made by the officer are now under review, officials say.

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