Retired officer allegedly exposed himself to 2 Eisenhower Park workers

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A retired Nassau police officer accused of exposing himself to women at Eisenhower Park was released without bail Wednesday from Hempstead court.

Richard Furboter is facing two counts of public lewdness and two counts of exposure of a person after separate incidents months apart.

According to court records, one park employee says a man exposed himself to her while she was cleaning a bathroom near field 4 in September. The other park employee, a 57-year-old woman, says the same man confronted her back in June.

Both incidents were reported to police on Sept. 12 after the victims said they followed the man's car and took a picture of his license plate. That license plate number matched the car Furboter drove away in after his court appearance.

Court records show that police had the complaint against Furboter in September, but he was not arrested until Oct. 3. There was also no press release issued regarding his arrest.

News 12 asked Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder about the delay.

“Not to make excuses…we gave it to internal affairs. We had to make sure that we were doing it right,” he said.

“I can't answer why he did what he did,” Ryder continued. “I can only tell you this – it’s disgusting…His shield was taken from him, that shield will be never worn by another police officer in this county. It will be melted down and thrown in the garbage.”

Nassau police say Furboter was suspended without pay on the day of his arrest. He retired three days later, according to the police commissioner.

Furboter will still be eligible for a state pension, but Commissioner Ryder says he plans to withhold about $150,000 in what would have been his severance pay. Furboter is due back in court in November.

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