NJ City Spars With Police Unions Over Disciplinary Process

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A finding for Newark, N.J., police unions that the city's disciplinary procedure violates officers' due process rights would undermine the effectiveness of the department, an attorney for the city argued during a federal court hearing Monday.

The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 and the Newark Police Superior Officers Association are challenging the city's ability to impose a penalty on an officer facing major discipline when an officer waives the right to a departmental hearing and directly appeals to the state Civil...
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