Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

One pol wants to keep the peace at Resorts World Casino.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo has been advancing legislation to create “peace officers” at the casino – security officers who would have the power to make arrests.

Currently, the casino has security guards that are not authorized to make arrests. They instead must detain any criminal offenders and wait for local NYPD officers to arrive on the scene before carrying out any arrests.

“I think that the threat of an immediate arrest might serve as a greater deterrent to those who are seeking to cause trouble in the area, and peace officers would have that authority,” Addabbo said.

The peace officers would be unarmed but would provide added law enforcement presence at the casino.

The legislation recently cleared the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, of which Addabbo is a ranking member. After being cleared by the whole Senate, it will go under consideration by the Assembly’s Codes Committee.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Woodhaven residents demand landmark status for Neir’s Tavern, the oldest restaurant in the U.S.
Woodhaven residents demand landmark status for Neir’s Tavern, the oldest restaurant in the U.S.
City follows through on lawmaker’s request and repairs crumbling Queens overpass
City follows through on lawmaker’s request and repairs crumbling Queens overpass
Popular Stories
Photo via Google Maps
Motorcyclist dies after crashing his ride on the Belt Parkway in Howard Beach
NYPD photo/Google Images
A string of parking lot thefts shake up the Whitestone Shopping Center
Google Maps
Whitestone Church sells half of its parking lot to pay off its $3M debt
Skip to toolbar