Nassau Officer Acquitted of Harrassing Colleagues

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer was aqcuitted of harassing her colleagues who arrested her while she was off-duty after a parking dispute with on-duty officers who accused her of resisting arrest.A Nassau County jury found Dolores Sharpe, 53, not guilty Wednesday of harassment and resisting arrest charges following a two-week-long trial.“I am free of this dark cloud that these men placed over me and my good name,” Officer Sharpe said. “I did nothing wrong and today the jury made that fact clear.”Officers Charles Volpe and Victor Gladitz, who are white, had arrested Sharpe, who is black, for allegedly trying to strike one of the officers “in his face with a neck chain by swinging it at him” and later “refused to comply with multiple lawful orders to place her hands behind her back,” the officers alleged in  court documents.The altercation occurred Nov. 29, 2013 the parking lot of a store in Hempstead, where Sharpe was shopping at the time, authorities have said. One of the officers accused Sharpe of blocking his view during an investigation. Heated words were reportedly exchanged by both sides, but Sharpe’s lawyer said the arresting officers crossed a line.“Not only was this incident one which subjected Officer Sharpe to an extreme level of humiliation, but the clear attempt by these two officers was to personally degrade her and deprive her of any sense of dignity,” said Sharpe’s Hempstead-based attorney, Frederick Brewington. “The County of Nassau and its Police Department have been asked to investigate the actions of the two officers and consider charges of perjury against at least one of them.”In addition to the arrest, Sharpe later served a 30-day unpaid suspension. A police spokesman has said that an internal affiars investigation into the case is continuing.Prosecutors said they respected the outcome.“An arrest was made, allegations were reviewed, the evidence was presented and a jury carefully considered the case, as evidenced by their four-day deliberation,” said Paul Leonard, a spokesman for Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “Judge Kluewer presided over a fair trial. We respect the jury process and their verdict.”last_img read more

A Giant of BiH Football Celebrated its 71st Birthday

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgFootball Club Sarajevo yesterday celebrated its 71st birthday. On today, October 24, 1946, in the large hall of the Gymnasium in Sarajevo, Udarnik and Radnik merged to create the new association, which was officially called “Torpedo”.Soon after, “Torpedo” changed its name to Sarajevo, which remained unchanged to this day.As part of the football league of the former Yugoslavia, Sarajevo won the championship twice, making the maroon and white club the most successful club in Bosnia and Herzegovina at that time. Football Club Sarajevo won the championship titles of Bosnia and Herzegovina a total of three times and five trophies of the Cup of our country. In addition to national competitions, FC Sarajevo has recorded significant successes on the international scene during its successful history.Husref Musemic, the head of the professional club of the Football Club Sarajevo, wished his beloved club a happy birthday, remembering his most beautiful moments in the Maroon jersey.“There were really many moments in FC Sarajevo for me, of which I can point out several. I had the honor and opportunity to win the Yugoslav title in the Sarajevo jersey as a player, and later as a coach I won the title of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It remains a major success, but there have been other events, matches … There were also those in which I did not play or which I did not coach and which I remember. Sarajevo – Hamburg, Sarajevo – Anderlecht, these were top-notch games. Of course, in addition to winning the title as a coach, there are also European matches that cannot be forgotten. I hope with all my heart Sarajevo I will hhave a bright future and I would like to wish Sarajevo Football Club a happy 71st birthday,” Musemic said for the official club page.(Source: read more