Prosecutors: Suffolk police officer accused of falsifying reports about responding to emergency calls

Prosecutors say it happened last year when Matthew Drury was working at the 4th Precinct.

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2021, 9:24 PM

Updated 1,002 days ago

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A Suffolk County police officer is under arrest Thursday for allegedly filing paperwork for emergency calls he didn't respond to.
Prosecutors say it happened last year when Matthew Drury was working at the 4th Precinct.
News 12 is told Drury was dispatched to six calls but didn't go.
Prosecutors say the calls included emergency calls involving senior citizens as well as a disturbance at a residence.
Drury's attorney says the allegations are inconsistent with Drury's 11 years of service as a Marine and police officer.
"He's had a lifelong commitment to public service, and we are in a position to defend his good name and to investigate the facts as thoroughly as possible," says defense attorney Anthony La Pinta.
Drury is charged with falsifying business records and official misconduct. He's been suspended without pay and is due back in court next month.  


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