Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

December 18, 2013
PrintCommentRSS

Hate crime triggers federal oversight of NY police

The agreement calls for additional police training, accountability and outreach to Latinos and better tracking of hate crimes

By Ray Sanchez and Cindy Y. Rodriguez
CNN

PATCHOGUE, NY — In the December chill of Long Island, Joselo Lucero stands on the spot where seven teenagers attacked his brother and another Hispanic man five years ago as part of the pastime they made out of hunting and beating up Latinos.

His brother, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero, was fatally stabbed by one of the attackers in a sport authorities say the youths referred to as "beaner hopping." Authorities called it a hate crime.

Suffolk County legislators voted 14-0, with four absent, for an agreement that gives the U.S. Justice Department rare oversight of the Suffolk County police. The 27-page agreement settles a federal investigation of discriminatory policing in immigrant communities in Suffolk, one of the nation's largest suburbs and home to ritzy East Hampton.

The agreement calls for additional police training, accountability and outreach to Latinos, better tracking of hate crimes and police discrimination, regular meetings with Latino leaders, and more bilingual officers.

Full Story: Hate crime killing triggers federal oversight of town's police






PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample