Police reform advocates said Suffolk County is still conducting certain traffic searches that were banned in March as part of state-mandated police reform. According to police data, these searches have disproportionately impacted Black and Hispanic drivers.
Nassau County announced a committee to increase the number of non-white police officers. Right now, about 87% of the department is white — far less diverse than the community they are sworn to protect.
Nassau County police announced the purchase of 2,500 body cameras for about $2.5 million and millions more in annual data storage costs. The department said 1,700 Nassau police officers will be outfitted with cameras.