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Amid Suffolk transition, detective returned to homicide unit

Det. Sgt. Edward Fandry, the widely respected homicide detective who got moved out of the elite unit in the aftermath of a 2009 controversy over standby pay, is back in his old job.
The transfer came a week after the Bellone administration took office and Richard Dormer stepped down as police commissioner.

The controversy arose after Dormer in July, 2009 cut two hours standby pay for detective to be on call during overnight, which led to an incident in which a Brentwood murder victim laid uncovered on the street for more than eight hours. Five detectives were called and did not answer their phone or said they were unavailable. Dormer at the time said the case was not delayed by the dispute and was the result of extensive forensic work that needed to be done at the scene. standy pay was later restored three months later, but in January Fandry was moved first to the second detective squad in Huntington and later to the sixth squad in Selden.

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