MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A published report said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly was offered the top position in the Nassau County Police Department on Long Island, but he politely said no thank you.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported Saturday, Newsday reported a city law enforcement official said Kelly was “gracious” as he declined the offer to take over for Thomas Dale, who resigned last week after prosecutors found he directed officers to pull over a county bus in October and arrest a witness involved in an election year dispute.
He has held the post since 2002 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Under his watch, crime has dropped and the city avoided a terror attack. But minorities say they felt targeted by some policies.
He announced last week that upon his retirement at the end of the month, he will be going to work for the Greater Talent Network as a public speaker.