Letter: Officer's salary is part of problem

The Nassau County Police Department has filed departmental The Nassau County Police Department has filed departmental charges against Officer Anthony DiLeonardo, almost three years after he shot an unarmed cabdriver in Huntington Station after a night of drinking off-duty. Department officials could ultimately fire DiLeonardo following a hearing scheduled for Feb. 10, according to a source with knowledge of the department's plans.

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In "Bid to discipline cop" [News, Jan. 31], Nassau County Police Officer Anthony DiLeonardo's 2012 salary was given as $110,000. One of the reasons our taxes are so high is the out-of-control salaries of government workers.

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In business, labor is often the highest expense. Wake up, fellow New Yorkers, and campaign for more cost-efficient government.

Joseph DiBenedetto, Massapequa

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