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Robert Reecks

A Hate Crimes Commander Laid To Rest in Suffolk, But Questions Remain

Ted Hesson | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

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.

Steve Levy's Career May Be Over, But Hate Crime Questions Still Need to Be Answered

Ted Hesson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

While it was crooked fundraising that torpedoed Levy's political career, the county executive continues to face scrutiny over his handling of hate crimes.

Feud Over Hate Crime Enforcement on Long Island Signals Problems

Ted Hesson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

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.