Robert Reecks will be remembered as an accomplished leader within the Suffolk police department. But Reecks also faced criticism for his handling of hate crimes; specifically those perpetrated against Latinos.
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While it was crooked fundraising that torpedoed Levy's political career, the county executive continues to face scrutiny over his handling of hate crimes.
Levy and his longtime hate crimes commander have embarked in a war-of-words, and the resulting feud serves as an indictment of the way Suffolk has handled such crimes.
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