Legislature stops short of firing Dormer

The full Suffolk County Legislature met today to consider firing Police Commissioner Richard Dormer, but did not hold an up and down vote.

Last week, the county's Public Safety Committee recommended firing the commissioner. Despite accusations that Dormer mismanaged police staffing and put residents' safety at risk, a vote was not held and Dormer was not fired.

The Legislature did, however, pass a bill that gives it more power over the police department. Leg. Jack Eddington says the bill requires the Legislature approve any major changes, like the reassignment of patrols.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy says he fully supports Dormer and believes he's done a good job. Levy also said he'll likely veto the Eddington bill.

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