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.
Suffolk County has launched a new program aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets.
State Attorney General Letitia James announced she won’t bring criminal charges against Nassau County cops in the 2020 killing of 19-year-old Matthew Felix in Cambria Heights.
An alleged hit-and-run driver who allegedly killed rapper Nicki Minaj's father in Mineola last week has surrendered to Nassau County police, authorities said.
While 2020 has disrupted the lives of most Long Islanders, times have rarely been more difficult for members of law enforcement.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a bill Wednesday that addresses growing calls for reform around the response by law enforcement to mental health crises.
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.
A line of thunderstorms had roared across the water just before the man became separated from his board, police said.
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