My understanding is this clause has been in the police contract for 30 years. It is a legitimate clause for use on days it was intended to be for. It was when the interpretation of the clause was changed that the abuse began.Let's see what the Mayor will do now that's it has hit the bright light of the public's eyes.
This should not be in the next contract, and what Mayor and trustee have approved the contract's past and present, are there any on the present board?
Our mayor brought this issue to the residents at a public meting in January or February. I was at that meeting. It's not Newsday that made it public.