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DA: Former Detective Sentenced in Cover-Up Involvement

Last of three former cops sentenced in connection with preventing arrest of police benefactor’s son.

Alan Sharpe, 54, of Huntington Station, was sentenced to two years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct. (Photo: NCPD)
Alan Sharpe, 54, of Huntington Station, was sentenced to two years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct. (Photo: NCPD)

The final sentencing came down Monday in a case of three cops who reportedly worked to cover up and prevent the arrest of a police benefactor’s son, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.

Alan Sharpe, 54, of Huntington Station, was sentenced to two years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of official misconduct.

Sharpe was one of three officers who conspired to prevent the arrest of Zachary Parker, 21, of Merrick. Parker faced charged for stealing more than $3,000 worth of computers he swiped from Kennedy High School during the 2008-09 school year.

Gary Parker, Zachary’s father and major police benefactor, contacted his friend and then-Deputy Police Commissioner William Flanagan asking for help.

John Hunter, NCPD Deputy Chief of Patrol at the time, then directed Sharpe to return the stolen computers and get a school administrator to sign a withdrawal of prosecution form. The administrator refused to sign it, but Sharpe told a subordinate to enter a “close-out” memo in the police records, claiming the school did not want to press charges.

Flanagan was convicted of two counts of official misconduct and sixth-degree conspiracy in February 2013. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 420 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine.

Hunter pleaded guilty in May 2013 and was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service, and was required to film a police training video to avoid illegal mistakes. He pleaded guilty to two counts of official misconduct and sixth-degree conspiracy.

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Harvey Goodhart February 25, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Dave of course, you have no idea what you are talking about. It's just your chance to badmouth cops
nancy Johnson February 25, 2014 at 06:24 PM
The one who deserves punishment is Gary Parker , who hasn't got the "guts" to show some tough love to his own son and make him pay for the crime he committed.
Unjust February 25, 2014 at 09:09 PM
In my opinion there's not enough bleach to clean up the NCPD. (yes I know there's a handful of LEOs who do a great job). But with the cover ups stated above and TWO Fatal shootings of the "wrong people" one from active NCPD and the other from a retired Lt. who shot the Federal Agent in Seaford. At least in THIS "cover up" a photo was provided. So a slap on the hand and a police training video to avoid illegal mistakes=pathetic! Shine on- Nass County DA & the NCPD!
amerpatriot February 26, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Cops - Gangs : No difference. Each thinks laws don't pertain to them. Each will try to get away with whatever they can get away with. Each will lie to protect another member. Neither will serve any real jail time. Each thinks they are a special club. A few of each are good people. Only one gets taxpayer funding.
amerpatriot February 26, 2014 at 08:04 AM
Ronnie is right. Eric Holder - Kingpin
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 08:28 AM
I am disappointed with DA Rice, both for this case as well as her handling of some other issues. She is showing herself as a headline grabbing politician, setting up a run for Congress. I expected better from her, but then again, she is a politician at heart, and they never deliver.
Ronnie Gavarian February 26, 2014 at 09:47 AM
DA Rice is a hungry zealot who will go to any length, do anything, say anything to get elected. Let's not get fooled again by rhetoric. Look what happened in 2008!
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 09:51 AM
The country will be paying for a long time for what happened in 2008, and 2012.
Six Pack February 26, 2014 at 09:58 AM
They are all the same “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”
Ronnie Gavarian February 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Exactly, and well said. Remember, our government is merely a reflection of its people, sadly. Although, the almost 50% of us who did not vote for Obama, are suffering because of the others who did.
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Wasn't it the Czech president who said that? It does hit the nail on the head.
Ronnie Gavarian February 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM
I don't know who said it - but I just did! - and it is so true. The nimrods who elected "O" twice are holding the rest of us hostage to their idiotic, ideological crap! I think those who choose to be liberal should live in certain states and those who choose conservativism should be in certain states and not be bound to the garbage and the nonsense that drives them. I'm thinking of buying an island and starting a new country!
Six Pack February 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Robert it was. And Ronnie let me know when you get that island. My 3 year old and 5 year old are the really the ones who will suffer.
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM
These idealists in Washington are slowly selling out the American dream. Hard work and success are penalized in their world, while laziness and dependency and irresponsibility are rewarded.
Eddie February 26, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Six pack majority rules - you are not the majority any more - get over it. Your opinions don't matter. I am very happy with the current President and his policies. There are lots of places you can move to if you don't like the way they majority is taking the county. Personally I be glad to see you go. Bye
Eddie February 26, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Robert if that is the case why the fuck are you still working. If you could get everything by not working why don't you? "everyone else gets everything but I do" Is just your excuse because you aren't getting anywhere. Maybe you aren't working hard enough?
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Actually, Eddie, I am quite successful, and I did it by getting educated and working hard. I have not inherited, and my wife and I did it on our own. I resent this declaration of war on successful and ambitious people by the likes of Obama and DiBlasio. Perhaps you are a recipient of all these giveaways, in which case you should thank me for financing whatever you get from these Libs.
Ronnie Gavarian February 26, 2014 at 02:13 PM
Now, now, Robert.....you didn't get successful on your own. If you have a factory, there was a road that was built by someone else so that the trucks could deliver goods to you and someone else built that truck, you didn't do it by yourself! What claptrap from Obama and Elizabeth Warren....so with that theory in mind, I guess they aren't successful on their own either. Warren lies about her Cherokee background to pander to the minorities and Obama just lies about everything. Kudos to you Mr. DeMarco for being a successful, productive, contributing member of society. I love rich people. After all, without them most of us wouldn't be working!
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 02:40 PM
I did not say that I was rich; I said that I was successful. I am an employee, not an employer. And the government did not help me, contrary to what Obama thinks. But what is wrong with the guy or gal who starts a business, hires people, buys supplies and pays taxes? It seems like Obama and his followers consider these people to be pariahs.
Six Pack February 26, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Eddie. Actually I love being an American. It's the land of opportunity. I just ask that you make some attempt to learn the language, stop looking for handouts, work hard,and teach your children to respect their elders and want your children to do better than you. . Eddie, if you don't agree with any of the aforementioned values then shame on you. I still have faith in thie people of this country even though we are a laughing stock to the rest of the world
Ronnie Gavarian February 26, 2014 at 05:55 PM
Robert, I think you misunderstood my intent - I am agreeing with you and just being facetious. I laud you.
Robert Demarco February 26, 2014 at 06:48 PM
I got that, Ronnie, and thank you. It needed to be explained to Eddie so he did not get any misconceptions.
Eddie February 26, 2014 at 09:41 PM
LMAO - I am the only one that has a business. I am living the American dream and the current president has been great for me and my business. Just goes to show sheep believe anything, that's why you are sheep. No handouts here. I don't need them. But I don't hate people that do. My point was there really aren't any handouts. At least not what you think are handouts. You went to school here you got handouts. SUNY, CUNY all take a big piece of the welfare budget. That's why tuition is so cheap (compared to private). All public schools and some private also get a big piece of the welfare budget. Do they research - you'll find the middle class and seniors get more from the welfare budget then the "People" you think. Just an old media invented view of the "people".
Eddie February 26, 2014 at 09:51 PM
We are the laughing stock of the world because we are the land of the greedy and stupid. I have traveled a great deal and most other developed counties have free health care, livable wages, powerful unions. Here is a little info most of you I am sure don't know. Most companies owned outside the US, have a union member and a government official on their board of directors.
knee jerk February 26, 2014 at 10:45 PM
This thread was about a disgraced NCPD detective being sentenced (or the lack thereof) when "Six Pack" pulled the "Obama diversion" and everyone thereafter fell for it. LMAO
Eddie February 26, 2014 at 11:10 PM
LMAO
Robert Demarco February 27, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Ido agree with Eddie about life in other countries. I think the Italians and French have less hectic day to day lives and more leisure time. CUNY and SUNY provide public college at reduced rates, but I would not exactly call that middle class welfare. I do think that our work ethic has decreased and sense of entitlement has risen, and people like Obama take advantage of that. Finally, yes, this thread has digressed from corrupt NCPD officers to Obama, but that happens all the time on Patch.
Eddie March 02, 2014 at 09:56 PM
middle class welfare is what you are taking about. You just don't know it. The budget (money spent for your taxes) on the "welfare" is spent mostly on the middle class. The media invents this image of "people" living large and doing nothing to earn, you go for it like a hook line and stinker. You guys vote to cut the "welfare budget". You vote against yourselves and you don't know it. Education is a wonderful thing, There is a reason it costs so much. It's really worth it. Wish you all the best.
joesph McCormick March 03, 2014 at 09:28 AM
DA RICE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED!! Please don't send her to Washington she is Bi-Polar
Kathy Golliver March 09, 2014 at 05:32 PM
98 % of the COPS, DETECTIVES, DA'S an JUDGES, are all on the take . For one thing or another. They are more corrupt then the worst crimial out there. I NO FOR SURE WHAT THEY ARE>

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