NEW YORK – Nicholas Tartaglione, a former Briarcliff Manor Police Officer accused of murdering four people and burying them on his Orange County farm has been behind bars since 2016, awaiting trial. His attorney says that he is now being held in a cell that doesn’t even have a working toilet.
Tartaglione has been imprisoned in the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), a federal facility, since 2016. His attorney, Bruce Barket, sought to have his client transferred to the Nassau County Correctional Center due to what he calls “ongoing problems at the MCC”.
After asking the judge for the transfer this past Friday, Barket claims that his client has been punished.
“He was put in a cell without the books and newspapers he was given on Thursday … Worse, he was placed into a cell without a working toilet. He was given a bucket! He was told to use that until the toilet was repaired,” Barket wrote in a Manhattan Federal Court letter on Saturday.