Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County Police Department headquarters in Mineola.Lawmakers are calling for outside investigations and the Nassau County Legislature to hold hearings into the police commissioner’s firing for ordering the arrest of a witness in a political case.Democrats in the legislative minority urged the Republican majority to schedule hearings to discern if District Attorney Kathleen Rice, a Democrat, was correct in finding that Republican County Executive Ed Mangano’s administration had no prior knowledge of the campaign-season arrest.“The facts will only come out if you have a legislative hearing,” Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) told reporters Monday at a news conference in Mineola. “We need to make sure that we get fresh eyes on this.”Abrahams said the caucus is drafting letters to the New York State Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York requesting outside prosecutors open investigations into what they termed an “abuse of power.”Abrahams said Randy White of Roosevelt has his civil rights violated when a Nassau police sergeant served him with a subpoena—while in police custody—to re-testify in an elections case after a campaign donor to the plaintiff called ex-Nassau Police Commissioner Tom Dale to request White’s arrest in October.Rice launched an investigation after White’s attorney filed a complaint. She released her findings Thursday to Mangano, who fired Dale the same day. Neither Dale nor the donor, Oheka castle owner Gary Melius, is facing criminal charges.Melius had asked Dale to arrest White on behalf of a third-party candidate for county executive Melius was backing, ex-Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick, whose staff White testified in an election-related lawsuit had violated state law.When asked by the Press is she will hold a hearing on the issue, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) issued a statement that didn’t answer the question and said “District Attorney Rice’s investigation is complete.”But, Rice said last week that the investigation is in fact continuing into Nassau police Sgt. Sal Mistretta, who served White with a civil subpoena drafted by Hardwick’s attorney ordering White to appear in court.“The next order of business for this Legislature is to confirm a new Police Commissioner to aggressively oversee the operations of this Police Department,” Gonsalves said.Legis. Carrie Solages (D-Elmont) likened to a dictatorship the politically motivated arrest at the behest of a wealthy donor backing a campaign that Democrats argued was designed to siphon votes away from Mangano’s opponent, Tom Suozzi.The politically motivated arrest comes less than a year after a jury convicted ex-Second Deputy Nassau Police Commissioner William Flanagan of misconduct for quashing the arrest of his friend, a wealthy donor to police causes. Flanagan is appealing.
The National Police have named 30 individuals across the country by Thursday as suspects for allegedly spreading false information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.“We named 22 suspects for allegedly spreading fake news on Tuesday. We named eight more on Thursday,” National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra told journalists on Thursday.He added that the police in West Kalimantan and West Java had named more suspects than police had in other provinces with four suspects each. Officers in South Sulawesi, Lampung and East Kalimantan had named three suspects each, while the Jakarta Police named two individuals as suspects. Despite naming 30 individuals as alleged false news suspects, the police had only placed two of them into custody, as most of them were deemed cooperative during interrogation.Read also: How to play your part in the battle against COVID-19 hoaxes, misinformationA suspect in West Kalimantan was detained after investigators found he was not being cooperative during the questioning.“Apart from him, we have also confined another suspect in the East Jakarta Police headquarters,” Asep said, without elaborating.The Communications and Information Ministry identified on Tuesday 242 hoaxes pertaining to COVID-19 being distributed on the internet, including in social media, websites and short message applications. The number had increased from 196 on the same period a week earlier.The Indonesian Ulema Council has also urged Muslims not to spread hoaxes and false information regarding the disease, as the council had issued a fatwa on Tuesday declaring such wrongdoing haram. (glh)Topics :
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the honor to score 25,000th goal in the history of the Premier League after he scored in the 11th round in the match Manchester United against Swansea.He was waiting for the goal for 609 minutes, since he scored the last league goal against Manchester City in the 4th round when they were celebrating with 2: 1 at Old Trafford.Ibrahimovic scored against Swansea in the 21st minute with the shot from about 16 meters and it was 25,000th goal of Premiership.Just 12 minutes later, Ibrahimovic scored another goal for the leadership of the United 3: 0. That goal was jubilee as well. Not for the Premiership, but for Ibrahimovic, since that was his 400th goal of his career.Before Ibrahimovic’s jubilee, a true masterpiece was performed by Paul Pogba who scored for 1:0 in the 15th minute of the match. The most expensive player in the history of football hit from 17 meters.Take a look at the VIDEO.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)