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Nassau County Authorities Investigating Potential Bias Incident In Hempstead Police Department

August 18, 2018 - 4:33 pm

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- The Nassau County District Attorney is investigating a potential bias incident in the Hempstead Police Department.

A white officer found a t-shirt with the words “KKK violate civil rights” above his locker, according to a copy of the police report obtained by Newsday.

The report lists Officer Matthew Drew, identified as white in the document, as the user of the locker.

Drew has been named a defendant, with other village officers, in two ongoing federal civil rights cases regarding excessive force, with one alleging it was because of the plaintiff’s race and color.