A retired Suffolk police lieutenant resigned on the third Tuesday in a lawsuit against former Suffolk prosecutor Tom Spota and his investigator.
Spota's defense lawyer challenged James Hickey's credibility and had him talk about four extramarital affairs he had.
The defense lawyer pointed out to the jury that Hickey had lied and covered up his wife for years.
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As News 12 reported, Hickey said he had had direct talks and meetings with Spota and Christopher McPartland to cover up former police chief James Burke, who defeated the suspect Christopher Loeb in 2012.
Hickey told the court, "I assumed Spota knew Burke … because Spota knew it, we all knew that Burke did, we covered it up."
The defenders of Spota and McPartland have alleged that their clients did not obstruct the judiciary because they did not know Burke had beaten Loeb.