Nassau Legislature OKs plan to downgrade 4 police precincts

MINEOLA - The Nassau County Legislature has voted to approve the plan to downgrade four of the county's eight police precincts.Police union members rallied against the plan just this afternoon, but apparently their efforts could not sway lawmakers.In the public portion of today's hearing before the vote, dozens of residents stood before lawmakers to fiercely criticize the plan.Still, the Republican-controlled Legislature voted 10-9 along party lines to pass it.County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) has said his proposal will save an estimated $20 million by eliminating 148 desk jobs. Critics have questioned Mangano's numbers and argue that the move will jeopardize public safety.

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