Trial begins for ex-Nassau deputy police commissioner

William Flanagan was third-in-command of the Nassau County

William Flanagan was third-in-command of the Nassau County Police Department when prosecutors say he tried to make criminal charges vanish for a friend's 17-year-old son. (January 15, 2013 7:51 PM)

Opening statements were heard today in the trial of the former Nassau County deputy police commissioner who is accused of covering up crimes to protect the young son of a police department donor.

William Flanagan has been charged with official misconduct and conspiracy. He was third-in-command of the entire Nassau County Police Department when prosecutors say he tried to make criminal charges...

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