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Suffolk residents call for investigation into county legislator accused of domestic violence

Patty Stoddard, of the Action Coalition, says it sends a signal that women in the county continue to "suffer in silence."

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2022, 3:55 AM

Updated 836 days ago

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Suffolk County residents are calling on the New York attorney general to investigate possible corruption linked to a county legislator facing domestic violence charges.
Legislator Nick Caracappa was arrested two years ago for allegedly choking a female.
Residents say members of the Legislature gave the alleged victim a taxpayer funded job to silence her.
Patty Stoddard, of the Action Coalition, says it sends a signal that women in the county continue to "suffer in silence."
"Because it appears here that powerful men will intervene on behalf of their abusers to pressure them into that silence," Stoddard says.
Activists are also calling on the Suffolk Legislature to establish a standing audit committee.


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