Nassau County Postpones Vote On Police Precinct Closings

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York suburban county has postponed a legislative vote on a plan to reduce a $310 million budget deficit by closing four of the county’s eight police precincts.

Newsday of Long Island reported Sunday that Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has delayed Monday’s scheduled vote.

Deputy County Executive Rob Walker says the administration is negotiating with police unions on issues related to Mangano’s police plan.

Mangano insists there would be no reduction in the number of patrol cars deployed throughout the county; currently 177 per shift.

He says the move will cut about 100 positions from the ranks and save about $20 million annually. The department had 2,380 officers and 1,234 civilians as of Jan. 1.

Union officials dispute the savings claim and warn of possible crime increases.

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  • Me

    Laen guy is a bit of a simpleton. Close the precincts and pay the cops less.

  • Fritz Von

    Close all the station houses, have one central facility in Mineola, near the county jail and courts, put all the desk jockeys on patrol.

  • Lawn-Guy Land

    Suburbs shouldn’t even NEED police. By law, suburbs are supposed to be quiet and pristine while crime is supposed to be confined to cities, yet New York City insists on maliciously and ILLEGALLY shipping its crime to OUR suburbs.

    Why is the liberal media covering up this fact? Where is the outrage?

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