Suffolk’s County was instrumental in the creation of an unauthorized police force in Patchogue and Port Jefferson NY. Suffolk officials participated in a scam that allowed the fake cops of Patchogue to be paid on fraudulent duty statements and false applications for payment. Bottom line: Suffolk paid the fake cops, knowing they were fake and knowing the statements they made for payment were fraudulent. Suffolk knew the cops were fake when they paid them. In the emails [link above and below] is conversation between Suffolk County Attorney Christine Malafi and Alan Schneider [Director of Personnel] where these officials engage in damage control claiming that so long as they quietly condemn the racially motivated illegal policing, Suffolk County can avoid responsibility for the hunting of undesirables with fake police.
“plausible Denial ” fake cop strategy: Click on the link above to see the interagency emails of Suffolk officials in which they acknowledge Patchogue’s Cops were/are illegal.