- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Three retired correction officers and a retired deputy sheriff on Long Island claim Nassau County has unjustly denied them special police retiree gun permits because of disabilities.

The four filed a lawsuit in Central Islip this week. Their lawyer tells Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1L3NRlZ ) the suit was necessary to change how disabled officers are being treated by the county.

Frederick Brewington says none of the officers’ disabilities make them ineligible to own, purchase and carry firearms.

They say they’re seeking monetary and equitable remedies for the unjust actions.

The four say they’ve been denied letters of recommendation that would allow them handgun licenses specifically for retired law enforcement officers.

A spokesman for Nassau County police says they don’t comment on pending litigation.

Sheriff’s office officials didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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