Nassau police commissioner, PBA head step up e-mail spat
reported last week, DelaRaba sent an e-mail in response to the department?s practice of redeploying officers from one precinct to another. DelaRaba says the practice puts officers in unfamiliar territory, which may pose a safety risk. He urged officers to wait for another officer more familiar with the area before responding to an emergency call. Part of the e-mail read, ?if you get a gun call, a baby stop breathing, violent mental aided, any call that requires two officers, meet at specific location then proceed."
Lawrence once again publicly criticized DelaRaba Wednesday, saying his e-mail undermined the public?s confidence in the police department. DelaRaba admits he may have made a mistake with the e-mail. He says his intention wasn?t to slow response time. He also says the department?s practice of sending officers from precinct to precinct is a cry for more resources.
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