NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island residents have called for the establishment of an independent review board for the Nassau County Police Department.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported Thursday, local activist group The Corridor Counts said the review board is necessary because many in the community feel they are being unfairly targeted by police.
The Corridor Counts also called for hearings by the Nassau County Legislature and a full investigation into what it called “recent abuses of authority and power by the Nassau County Police Department.”
According to the group’s website, “The Corridor” specifically refers to the Lakeview, Roosevelt, Hempstead, New Cassel, Freeport and Uniondale communities.
The purpose of the Civilian Complaint Review Board would be to give residents an opportunity to voice concerns or make claims about alleged improper conduct by Nassau County police, Hall reported.