Police Reform Committee Recommends More Diversity, Better Public Outreach, Body Cameras
Jake Early, 23, of Sag Harbor turned himself into police following a months long investigation of the incident, which occurred on October 24, police said.
The need to engage more actively, positively, and often with the community is a refrain throughout the Southampton Town Draft Police Reform Plan. Of 21 recommendations listed in the 282 page plan, a full third related to community outreach.
Ms. Murillo Cruz died en route to the hospital following the accident, just before noon on January 13. Her two children, ages 1 and 4, were airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital hospital, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries and were both discharged over the weekend, according to a family friend.
Just three weeks after collapsing while playing pickleball at the Southampton Town Recreation Center in North Sea, former Southampton High School football coach Vinny Mangano said this week he was on the mend and grateful for the quick actions on the part of staff members who helped save his life by administering CPR and using an automated external defibrillator to apply a shock to restore his heart’s normal rhythm.
Perhaps, the biggest concern raised at a community forum on police reform, conducted by Sag Harbor Village on December 9, was whether the village police department was doing everything possible to hire Black and Latino police officers when it had openings.
Southampton Town Police Officers Ascend In Rank
Sag Harbor Village officials will meet with Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Austin J. McGuire on Wednesday, December 9, at 6 p.m., via Zoom, for a community meeting regarding the police reform initiative.
According to Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, stolen vehicles reports are up 144 percent in 2020 over 2019. Overall, he said, major crimes have surged 29 percent this year, a statistic he called “significant and concerning.”
A 48-year-old Bohemia man was arrested on a felony charge after police say he submitted a forged village permit to the Village of Sag Harbor Planning Board.
A 58-year-old Sag Harbor woman pleaded guilty Monday, November 16, to defrauding her former employer out of more than $250,000 using a company credit card and now faces 12 to 18 months in prison when she is sentenced in March next year.
Suffolk County Police said Marco Grisales, 39, of Sag Harbor was found in an abandoned vehicle on the side of Roanoke Avenue, south of Green Tree Drive, at approximately 7:40 p.m.
A Southampton Town Committee charged with implementing a state mandated review of police department and public safety policies is asking for the public’s input thorough a recently released survey.
Six fire departments were called out Saturday afternoon to a fire in Noyac that severely damaged a house.
East Hampton Town last week kicked off its state-mandated assessment of the role local police departments play in the community and how well they are trusted by various sectors of the population.