Suffolk Legislature tables police oversight bill

The Suffolk County Legislature tabled a bill Tuesday that would give the body more control over the police department.

Leg. Jack Eddington?s Resolution 1164 requires all major public safety policy changes to be approved by the Legislature, not just the county executive.

Eddington says he is tired of being out of the loop on major policy changes in the county police department.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy called the motion an assault on taxpayers and says Eddington is in bed with the Police Benevolent Association.

The bill will be voted on at the Legislature?s next meeting.

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