Suffolk County

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Suffolk County has changed its policy on how its police hold immigrants wanted for deportation by the federal government. For years, it required a judge’s order to do that but now, its sheriff, Vincent Demarco, says they will honor those requests from the federal government without a judge’s order.

 

 

WSHU’s Jessica Opatich spoke with DeMarco about the county’s policy change and joined WSHU News Director Dan Katz to discuss what she learned. Below is a transcript of their conversation.

 

 

Reports Of Cover Up In Suffolk Police Chief Assault Case

Dec 22, 2016
Scott Davidson

There are reports that members of the Suffolk County Police Department secretly pleaded guilty to helping former Police Chief James Burke cover up a crime.

JD Allen / WSHU

Volunteers from Island Harvest Food Bank and Suffolk County United Veterans are distributing frozen turkeys and canned goods to veterans and their families who are in need during the holiday season.

Suffolk Lawmaker Calls For Cap On County Fees

Dec 19, 2016
Jessica Opatich / WSHU

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta has called on lawmakers to support his bill to put a cap on county fees. Trotta calls the fees just a backdoor tax.

Courtesy of MacArthur Airport / Facebook

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has earmarked $7.5 million in funding for infrastructure developments to create jobs and support tourism.

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