Update: Wow, the entire police department might be disbanded.
About 50 of the 200 Camden police officer (which was nearly half the force) are getting their jobs back.
This is great news for what was a major budgetary problem that we previously noted. And no doubt, at least a partial relief to Camden’s citizens, which already faced one of the highest crime rates in the country.
However, according to the news reports, the funding is only available until June. And interestingly, though Governor Christie authorized the funding, it wasn’t due to largess from the State – it was actually money owed to Camden that finally got paid.
We’ll have to watch how this drama plays out, but at least for now it is good news for the citizens of Camden.