One confetti strip indicated that it’s from an arrest record, and other strips offer more detail. “This is really shocking,” Finkelstein said, holding up a strip. “It says, ‘At 4:30 A.M. a pipe bomb was thrown at a house in the Kings Grant’ area.”
Sources on Monday would not give the name of the police employee who generated the confidential confetti, but they did indicate the highly sensitive documents came from the Nassau County Police Academy.
Neither the police officers’ union nor the detectives’ union in Nassau County would comment for this story, but PIX11 has learned that the NCPD will provide identity protection services for every officer whose name was listed in the shredded documents. Investigators from the department’s internal affairs division removed the confetti shreds from the Finkelsteins’ home with the family’s permission.
The department is also reviewing its document disposal procedures, and is even considering acquiring cross shredding machines for every police unit. Cross shredders shred paper horizontally as well as vertically, which results in small, shredded squares of paper, rather than long strands.
PIX11 News has also learned that Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale is now deciding whether or not to take disciplinary action against the employee.