Michael Califano Killed in the Line of Duty

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A Truck Driver is Granted Bail in Court Case

Written on February 9, 2011

Officer Michael Califano was struck and killed along the Long Island expressway on February 5, 2011 by a sleeping truck driver John Kaley. During Kaley's second court appearance today Judge Erica Prager released the suspect on a $90,000 bail or a $47,500 cash bond. During Kaley's arraignment hearing he was held without bail after being arrested on Sunday. During the trial this morning, Kaley's lawyer was able to prove the Conneticut resident was not a flight risk and convinced the judge bail should be granted.

Kaley is being charged with failing to merge for an emergency vehicle, 3 counts of 3rd degree assault and criminally neglegent homicide (Class E Felony). Officer Califano's fellow officers expressed their anger with the press regarding the reduction of Kaley's bail and felt bail was allowing a murderer to walk free. “We are disappointed that the law only allows this type of bail,” said James Carver, Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President...Read the Rest of This Article.

Ruby Klokow Arrested for Murder

A 54-Year Old Case Goes to Court

Written on February 9, 2011

In June 2008, the file was reopened on a 54-year old case involving the death of Jeaneen Klokow. On March 1, 1957 Jeaneen Klokow (2-years old at the time) was found dead and the case was deemed "accidental" and closed until Feb. 1 when mother Ruby Klowkow was arrested with new evidence. Ruby Klokow initially reported to police that her daughter had fallen off the couch then new evidence provided by her son James Klovok Jr. proved the death was homicide.

Ruby Klokow confessed to the the 54-year old homicide after being arrested at the beginning of the month and has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Klokow's attorney, Kirk Obear is seeking a signature bond from the D.A.'s office following their suggestion for a signature bond from the judge. A signature bond does not require posting any bail and would allow Klokow to be released until her court hearing but a $10,000 cash bond was imposed by the Court Commission instead...Read the Rest of This Article.

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