Disgraced Suffolk PD chief completes federal sentence

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SMITHTOWN -

James Burke, Suffolk's disgraced former police chief, completed his federal sentence Thursday.

In 2012, Christopher Loeb, of Smithtown, stole a duffel bag filled with pornography and sex toys from Burke's SUV.

Burke beat Loeb while he was in his custody, then tried to orchestrate a coverup.

He was sentenced to 46 months for depriving Loeb of his civil rights.

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