- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A man who was beaten by a New York police chief after he was accused of stealing sex toys and other items from his police vehicle has been released from prison.

Christopher Loeb, of Smithtown, Long Island, was jailed after a duffel bag containing the sex toys and police equipment vanished from Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke’s vehicle.

Burke beat and threatened to kill Loeb at a police station in 2012. Burke is serving a 4-year prison term after pleading guilty to the assault and cover-up last year.

Loeb served three years after pleading guilty to a weapon possession charge. He was in prison on a parole violation when his conviction was overturned Tuesday.

A judge says Loeb will be retried. His attorney says the case should be dismissed.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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