Tag: Robert Trotta

The new commish will be tasked with cleaning up the mess left by a former police chief who was arrested on corruption charges. Among his first moves was announcing plans to invite the FBI to work more closely on the Long Island Serial Killer case, gang investigations and other probes. He also unveiled plans to revamp the internal affairs unit, crack down on drug houses, and hinted at an upcoming "unprecedented" law enforcement partnership.

The veteran Long Island Democrat leaves after eight terms in Congress and now the race is on to succeed him.

Republicans also urged the county executive to expand his search for a new police commissioner.

A murder victim's family joined Suffolk County lawmakers and supporters backing legislation that would require hotels and motels to update their phone systems to allow direct calls to police without dialing "9" first.

Republicans picked off one key seat but Democrats unseated a renegade member who didn't caucus with the party.