Regional Briefs – January 7, 2015

Man Who Threatened NYPD Charged With Fed Crime

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A man who threatened police days after two NYPD officers were killed was charged Tuesday with a federal crime. Jeremy Mott posted a picture of someone firing into a police car through a window and wrote, “If the cops in Mount Vernon think they can follow the madness this is how they are going to end up.”

Prosecutor Takes Over as Acting Nassau District Attorney

MINEOLA, N.Y. – A career prosecutor on Tuesday was sworn in as acting Nassau district attorney. Madeline Singas replaces her boss, Kathleen Rice, who was sworn in as a congresswoman on Tuesday. Singas said she intends to run for a full term in November. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had the option of appointing a replacement for Rice, or to do nothing and let Singas take over.

Parking Officer Sentenced for $90,000 in Meter Thefts

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – A New York parking enforcement officer on Tuesday was sentenced to up to six months in county jail for stealing over $90,000 from meters over five years, The Associated Press reported. Jeffrey Daday wore his Mount Kisco uniform while depositing up to $600 at a time, usually in quarters, into his bank account.

Man Struck and Killed by Manhattan Train

NEW YORK – A man was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a subway train in Manhattan’s West 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue station. The victim was struck by either a C or E train and pronounced dead at the scene.

Brooklyn Man’s Murder Conviction to be Vacated

NEW YORK – Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson met on Monday with Derrick Hamilton to tell him he will vacate the murder conviction for which he spent 20 years in prison, the Daily News reported. Hamilton, 46, was released in 2011 when a witness retracted her testimony. According to an affidavit, detective Louis Scarcella strong-armed a witness. Eleven people were so far cleared in cases related to Scarcella.