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Letter: De-escalation at NCPD dangerous?

Nassau County's newest police recruits hit the streets

Nassau County's newest police recruits hit the streets last week for the first time without some required equipment like raincoats and traffic vests, which union officials said could potentially put the rookie officers in danger and hurt morale. This cop car is pictured on Aug. 14, 2013. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Reading “Nassau cops’ new guidelines” [News, July 5], regarding the de-escalation of force by Nassau County police, I wondered whether perpetrators took note. Do you think they will de-escalate also?

Acting Police Comissioner Thomas Krumpter gave a demonstration on TV of the different methods of force. The way things are going, he might want to add another: a Nerf gun. It looks like the Nassau County Police Department has decided to treat lions like lambs.

Bob Andreocci, Huntington

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