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Poll: Do Nassau cops need commish from outside department?

Thomas Dale at the Nassau County executive office

Thomas Dale at the Nassau County executive office in Mineola. (Dec. 2, 2011) Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Some Democratic lawmakers in Nassau County make no secret of their dislike of Thomas Dale, whose confirmation as county police commissioner was postponed Monday because Republicans didn't have the necessary votes.

During an earlier hearing on the also-delayed precinct consolidation plan, Legis. Joseph Scannell (D-Baldwin) said, "We do not like you, Mr. Dale." His reasoning: Nassau needed an insider, not an outsider with New York City Police experience. See below:

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