Suffolk bill would let legislators fire top cop

A Suffolk lawmaker introduced a bill Monday that would increase the Legislature?s control over the county?s top cop.

Leg. Jon Cooper says he?s trying to increase the Legislature?s accountability, not decrease the county executive?s power. Suffolk?s PBA President Jeff Frayler says he?s behind the measure.

The bill would also give the Legislature the ability to fire the police commissioner when the term expired. The police commissioner currently serves at the pleasure of the county executive.

Levy, however, says he doesn?t like the bill and will veto it if it ever comes across his desk.

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