Commish gets new power to discipline Nassau cops

Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale speaks to

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Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale speaks to the legislature before they cast a vote granting him permission on police discipline in Mineola. (May 21, 2012) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The Nassau County Legislature Monday broadened the authority of Police Commissioner Thomas Dale to discipline department employees in the wake of a series of scandals that have rocked the department.

But police union president James Carver said lawyers for the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association already are preparing a court challenge to that action. "It's a violation of our contract,"...

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