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State's high court to hear appeal of former New York police official convicted of misconduct


ALBANY, New York — New York's highest court is going to hear the appeal of a former suburban New York police commander.

Newsday reports ( ) an appeals judge ruled last Thursday that the case of former Nassau County police commander William Flanagan had questions of law that should be examined. Flanagan was also given an extended stay of sentence.

Flanagan was convicted in 2013 on official misconduct and conspiracy charges following a scandal linked to a high school burglary. Prosecutors said Flanagan pulled strings to help the son of a wealthy department benefactor.

A Brooklyn appellate court upheld Flanagan's conviction last month.

Flanagan's attorney said Monday that the trial saw serious "errors of law" as well as overreaching by prosecutors.

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