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Rally held on LI to protest police budget cuts
ELMONT, N.Y. (WABC) -- Some Nassau County residents are fighting to keep their local police precinct fully staffed.
A rally was held outside the Fifth Precinct in Elmont Saturday morning.
The cash-strapped county wants to turn four of its eight precincts into community policing centers, to save $20 million a year.
But civic leaders in Elmont and Valley Stream say their neighborhoods have high crime rates and cutting police positions could risk public safety.
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