Nurses suing Suffolk DA over prosecutions

A group of nurses that worked at a Suffolk health care center is suing the district attorney alleging he unfairly prosecuted them in 2008 for walking out on the job.

The suit filed by the 10 nurses also names their hiring agency. They were arrested in 2007 after resigning from Avalon Gardens Health Care Center in Smithtown and charged with endangering their patients. However, they were eventually cleared.

The nurses say they resigned because of dangerous working conditions and that after their arrest and prosecution it was impossible to find work.

The group?s lawyer, Oscar Michelen, says the nurses? prosecution was based on false information and a malicious intent.

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