UPDATE: Not guilty! Acting State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Quinn found Officer Anthony Federico not guilty of felony assault, as well as misdemeanor charges of assault, falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing.
Officer Anthony Federico, a veteran of the Rockville Centre Police Department, was acquitted February 6, 2018 of police brutality and other charges, ending a trial that focused on his actions during a self defense struggle with two intoxicated and violent brothers.
Acting State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Quinn found Officer Anthony Federico not guilty of the charges against him, including felony assault, falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filling. Defense attorney William Petrillo said his client was “extremely emotional” and “pleased that justice was served.” Furthermore, Petrillo added: “Officer Federico looks forward now to continuing his life, and serving the community in the exemplary fashion that he always has.” Petrillo called the prosecution an “abomination,” accusing the Nassau District Attorney’s Office of “ignoring evidence” of Federico’s innocence and saying the case created “tremendous distrust” between local police and prosecutors.
The National Center for Police Defense, Inc. contributed to Officer Anthony Federico’s legal defense, along with several other groups.
The National Center for Police Defense, Inc. is proud to have the assets to assist Officer Federico and his family in their time of need!