Lawmakers subpoena Suffolk police

? Suffolk County lawmakers made a historic move Friday when the Public Safety Committee voted 4-1 to subpoena the police department and Commissioner Richard Dormer over public safety concerns.

The vote marks the first time lawmakers have subpoenaed the police department. Leg. Jack Eddington (D-Patchogue) says he wants to know if the department put cost-cutting ahead of public safety.

The legislators want to look at Dormer?s communications records about police cuts, including the transfer of highway officers and elimination of detectives on standby.

County Executive Steve Levy calls the move an effort by the police union to embarrass him. The PBA denies that.

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