STATEMENT FROM POLICE COMMISSIONER TIM SINI ON THE INDICTMENTS OF THOMAS SPOTA & CHRISTOPHER MCPARTLAND
It is imperative that we restore integrity to the District Attorney’s Office. I was appointed as Police Commissioner to restore integrity to the leadership of the Police Department after its largest scandal in history. Now that we have successfully achieved that mission, I’m running for District Attorney to do the same in the District Attorney’s Office.
First, let me be clear: DA Tom Spota, who was federally indicted today, is unfit to serve and must resign immediately. There is no other option. Any suggestion to the contrary is unacceptable.
Second, we need to elect a District Attorney who has not been part of the political system for decades. As a former federal prosecutor endorsed by two former United States Attorneys, and the current Police Commissioner who walked into a Department mired in scandal and fixed it, I have the record to restore integrity to the District Attorney’s Office.
Third, we need to enact structural reforms, including term limits for District Attorneys. I will continue to advocate for those reforms, and self impose term limits to three terms if necessary.
At bottom, what we need to do is get the District Attorney’s Office focused on the job at hand, just like we did in the Police Department. We restored integrity to the leadership of the Police Department, conducted a top to bottom assessment of the Department, and set forth clear objectives: (1) reduce crime; (2) improve community relations; and (3) make the Department as effective as possible, including by investing in technology. We have achieved those objectives, and have addressed the public safety issues of our time. We declared war on MS-13, and in one year arrested over 300 MS-13 gang members and solved the murders in Brentwood and Central Islip. We have aggressively addressed the opioid epidemic by targeting drug dealers, increasing narcotics search warrants by 250 percent, and dramatically investing in education and prevention programs.
More needs to be done, and we need a District Attorney’s Office focused on the public safety issues of our time. But in order to do that, we first need to restore integrity to the Office as we did in the Police Department. Based on my record and my experience, I will get the job done.
My opponent, however, resigned from the District Attorney’s Office in shame after being accused of committing crimes in the DA’s Office, and recently has become embroiled in a bribery scheme involving a Bureau Chief who still works for Tom Spota.
We need to end this culture of corruption once and for all. I did it before, and I can do it again.
Tim Sini for Suffolk County District Attorney
Tim Sini is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to restore integrity to the office and make Suffolk County a safer place to live, work and raise a family.
He currently serves as the Suffolk County Police Commissioner. Following a scandal that ended in the federal prosecution of the former Chief of Department, Tim was appointed to this position in January of 2016. Upon the appointment, Tim immediately set forth clear objectives:
- Restore integrity to the leadership of our County’s Police Department
- Reduce crime
- Improve community relations throughout the county
- Address the opioid epidemic by punishing dealers and helping the addicted
- Aggressively fight gang violence
Here’s what others are saying about Tim Sini
Suffolk County Executive
In my mind, there is no candidate better equipped to go in and do what is necessary to end the culture of corruption and replace it with the highest ethical standards.
Former US Attorney
Those of us who stand for justice, integrity and the law, stand with Tim Sini for District Attorney. As the Suffolk County Police Commissioner, he has worked tirelessly to restore professionalism and integrity to the leadership of the Police Department. As District Attorney, he will bring the culture of the Southern District of New York to the top law enforcement office in Suffolk County.
Chairman, Suffolk County Democratic Party
We have someone who is young, energetic and in tune with today’s law enforcement techniques, who has brought the police department together after its worst scandal in history.
Tim in the News
Long Island law enforcement officials — spurred by an opioid epidemic that killed more than 500 people in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year — have started to escalate tactics, charging some alleged dealers linked to the deaths of drug users with manslaughter and...read more
New crime-fighting tools, including an additional 23 police officers, are being added to the Second Precinct in Huntington, officials said Wednesday. In a news conference at the precinct on Park Avenue, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini, Legis. William...read more
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at a news conference in Ronkonkoma, unveiled $116,000 in new equipment designed to fight terror attacks in the wake of mass shootings as in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed and nearly...read more
Election Day 2017
Tuesday November 7, 2017