Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Appraoch To Policing Camden, NJ!

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the new approach to policing in Camden, NJ which appears to be wearing the police officers down as they work to keep crime under control in one of the most violent cities in the country. The number of officers is down 37 compared to last year from 403. 63 of the 364 officers are either on suspension, family or medical leave or awaiting retirement. Also 100 grievances have been filed against the department by officers who aren't allowed to take lunch breaks. So while homicides are down in the city, it's obvious that officers are wilting under the pressure of a department that has been run by the state of New Jersey since 2003.

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