Nassau Officer Acquitted of Harrassing Colleagues

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

Paul Merson tells Frank Lampard to copy Jose Mourinho to succeed at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea manager Frank Lampard has been urged to emulate Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has urged Frank Lampard to take a leaf out of Jose Mourinho’s book as he bids to make a success out of his management career at Chelsea.Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer after taking Derby County to the Championship play-off final in his first season in management.Chelsea have endured a mixed start to the new season, winning just one of their first four league matches to sit 11th as the first international break takes place.And Arsenal legend Merson said: ‘Winning games is a hard thing to do when you’ve lost your best player, and one of the best players in the world in Eden Hazard.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Frank is up against it. I think he’ll get patience, but at the moment, I think you don’t always have to entertain. Do a Mourinho!‘You sometimes think in a job: ‘Oh, I have to keep entertaining here, otherwise the fans are going to get the hump!’‘In the end, you don’t need to do that, you need to be clued up, take the three points.’Under Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season. But Merson reckons Lampard would be overachieving if he led the Blues to another top-four finish. Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United: Lampard post-match conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:36FullscreenChelsea 2-2 Sheffield United: Lampard post-match conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-2-2-sheffield-united-lampard-post-match-conference-1996760/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Paul Merson tells Frank Lampard to copy Jose Mourinho to succeed at Chelsea Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho (Picture: Rex Features)He told Sky Sports: ‘I like Frank, and I think you get experience as you go.‘Would somebody else have played Mason Mount? He’s a special player. And now Tammy Abraham has four goals.‘We only do this by learning, you don’t get five games down the road and say: ‘You’re out of the team,’ if they’re not performing.‘You go back to square one like that. Patience, patience. These are young kids.‘Man City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everybody now, this is a different situation. If Chelsea finished in the top four this season, Frank would get manager of the year, in my opinion.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movescenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more