Leaders in Rye Brook vote to shut down county-run homeless shelter

Leaders in the village of Rye Brook unanimously voted to shut down a county-run homeless shelter located at Westchester County Airport in Harrison.

The shelter housed a convicted rapist who is now charged with the brutal murder of a woman at the Galleria Mall parking garage in White Plains. The shelter was scheduled to close in December, however, in light of the recent murder, Rye Brook trustees approved a resolution requesting the date be moved up.

County officials say the resolution is unreasonable and say there needs to be alternative housing options in place first. All parties do agree that a civil confinement law needs to be passed to keep violent sex offenders off the streets.

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