Tag: Nassau County Police
The Nassau County Legislature voted 12-6 in favor of a bill Monday night that would allow police officers to sue protesters for harassment or injury and make those individuals liable for up to $50,000 in civil fines, after five hours of public comment from a diverse showing of more than 40 constituents largely opposing the measure.
The Nassau County Police Department reportedly hired 17 former New York Police Department (NYPD) officers who were accused of misconduct over a 5-year period, sparking outrage among critics calling for police reform.
A former Nassau County police commander surrendered Thursday morning to county jail to begin serving his 60-day sentence after he was convicted of helping cover up a burglary, officials told the Press.
"We believe this individual was targeted," police said.
According to police, the two suspects—a man and a woman—grew angry after they were denied “slushies” because the gas station wasn’t able to make the frozen beverages at that time. They became more enraged when a store clerk denied their use of an electronic food stamps card to purchase several other unidentified items.
The dramatic crash came as the pair of officers were racing to a raging fire on North Suffolk Avenue just after 9 a.m., police said. “There’s never any routine police call—every call is serious," a police spokesman said. “We always try to use good judgment."
The decision to exercise more vigilance in Nassau and Suffolk counties comes after eight cops were killed in 10 days by two black men with military backgrounds. Both suspects were reportedly aggravated by fatal shootings of African Americans at the hands of the police. The latest tragedy came Sunday, when a former U.S. Marine identified as Gavin Long gunned down three cops in Baton Rouge, La., in what authorities there have described as an “ambush.”
The victim lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang near exit 45 in Plainvew at 7:45 a.m., police said.