From the police precinct merger to a report on last year's tragedy in Massapequa Park that left a Nassau County police officer dead, it was a dramatic week for news, especially in the area of law enforcement.
It was a difficult week for a local business owner and for the Massapequa Chiefs girls basketball team.
Here's a look back:
Nassau County Distract Attorney Kathleen Rice issued a report on the police involved shooting that took the life of a Massapequa Park civilian and the "friendly fire" shooting that killed Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf. The DA ruled that charges would not be presented to a grand jury.
There was a big break this week in a near-tragedy that left a police officer assigned to the seventh precinct seriously injured. Cops said they of the car that led the officer into a pursuit onto the Southern State Parkway that led to a serious accident. The officer is still recovering and may never regain complete body function.
Another major issue involving the police department is the proposal to reorganize four of Nassau County's police precincts into community policing centers. A vote was scheduled to be taken in the Nassau County legislature Monday on the plan, but it was postponed after County Executive Ed Mangano announced that negotiations were ongoing with the police unions. The news that Legis. Joseph Belesi, R-Farmingdale, had been hospitalized, leaving the Republicans 10-9 majority up in the air.
A local business had a severe financial setback recently, when the owner of Tai-Show Sushi and Tai-Show Hibachi agreed to settle a suit by the U.S. Labor Department by paying employees $765,000 in back wages.
Finally, the Massapequa Girls Basketball season came to an end as they lost the Nassau County AA title on Saturday.