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DrMarty | August 28, 2012 at 02:49 amby
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The city with one of the worst crime rates in the nation is being forced to disband its 460-member police department and replace it with a non-union "Metro Division of the Camden County Police," with full support of Gov. Chris Christie.
Beginning at the end of this month, over half (51%) of current city police officers will be permanently laid off, and the remainder transferred to the new county division, where the retirees will be forced to train their own replacements. "This is definitely a form of union-busting," Camden Fraternal Order of Police President John Williamson told Fox News.
"This method is unproven and untested, to put your faith in an agency that doesn't even [yet] exist."
Tensions are obviously running high. At a meeting with other municipal police which drew over eight officers from within the county, a "minor fracas" broke out as one officer was prohibited from participating. Those officers are worried that Camden will become a black hole for the county, absorbing all the police capability, and leaving them with nothing.
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