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Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale ousted amid probe

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has removed Police Commissioner Thomas Dale after prosecutors determined he was involved in a politically connected case.

The move comes from a probe into whether Dale ordered officers to pull over a county bus and arrest a witness in October.

The District Attorney investigated and found no evidence of criminality.

" The investigation itself indicates a fresh look at internal procedures is warranted," Mangano said. "This approach is necessary to maintain the highest standards of police internal administration. New leadership sends a clear message that stringent administrative review and application is underway."

Mangano appointed Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Victor Politi to serve as Acting Police Commissioner during the transition.

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