By Steve Neavling
Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a man in 2012, stymied a federal investigation into a suspected serial killer in the Gilgo Beach murders, the New York Post reports.
A source close to the investigation said Burke didn’t keep the feds updated on the unsolved murders of eight women, a man and a toddler in Long Island because he was under an FBI investigation for assaulting a man accused of stealing his sex toys.
“Burke never wanted us involved in this [serial killer] case because he knew we were investigating him,” said a federal source.
Burke was charged last week with viscously attacking a handcuffed suspect who stole items from his car, including pornography and sex toys.
“We’re going to take a good, hard look at this case with fresh eyes,” the federal source said. “We have the extensive resources and experienced investigators to solve this type of case.”
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