Charles Lane

Nassau County Police officers walk alongside protesters participating in a Black Lives Matter march through a residential neighborhood calling for racial justice, Monday, July 13, 2020, in Valley Stream, N.Y.
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Police reform advocates on Long Island published their own plan for overhauling the police. They are scheduled to present their proposals to both counties as officials work to comply with a state requirement to reimagine policing. The so-called “people’s plan” envisions large structural changes that may run into resistance from lawmakers.

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Nassau County submits its final draft plan on police reform, bipartisan support of a veterans program in New York, and Cuomo hits back on nursing home policies.

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Nassau County made changes to its state-mandated reform plan and submitted it to lawmakers for approval. The changes incorporate some 90 comments from public input session, but ignore the larger issues that reformers have spent the last four months fighting for.

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After months of criticism for ignoring police reform advocates and holding controlled public input sessions, Nassau County held more open forums to discuss state-mandated police reforms. However, the county didn’t organize the sessions, didn’t advertise them and the community isn’t sure their input will be heard.