NCPD probes uniformed officers' endorsement

The Nassau County Police Department is investigating some of its officers who took part in an event to endorse Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray in

About a dozen Nassau officers appeared in uniform with campaign signs in hand at the political-endorsement event on Monday.

About a dozen Nassau officers appeared in uniform with campaign signs in hand at the political-endorsement event on Monday. (7/29/15)

WOODBURY - The Nassau County Police Department is investigating some of its officers who took part in an event to endorse Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray in her run for Nassau district attorney.

About a dozen Nassau officers appeared in uniform with campaign signs in hand at the political-endorsement event on Monday. The event was hosted by the Nassau PBA and detectives union, which both announced their support for Murray as district attorney.

"The department is reviewing the actions of the officers to determine if any violations of the Nassau County Police Department rules and regulations occurred," a Nassau police spokesperson tells News 12.

According to PBA President James Carver, the officers did not violate state election law by appearing in uniform.

Political consultant Mike Dawidziak agrees that no wrongdoing was done on the officers behalf.

"The police are not bound by election law -- elected officials are," he says. "The police don't need to check with the state elections board as to what's allowable in, say, campaign literature."

Nassau police have not provided details about the rules dictating officers' participation in political events.

Kate Murray and her Democratic opponent, Madeline Singas, declined to comment.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The committee that oversees Nassau's bus system voted 1 Committee votes against NICE Bus service cuts
A public hearing will be held about the 2 Hempstead IDA announces public hearing on mall tax break
In this Feb. 20, 2012 photo, U.S. Sen. 3 Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Building condos on the Indian Hills Country Club 4 Residents debate Fort Salonga housing proposal
Daniel Flowers is described by his family as 5 Police search for suspect in deadly Hempstead shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE