Appeals Court Revives Bid To Save NJ City's Police Agency

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday revived an ordinance proposed by residents of Camden, N.J., to prevent the city from dissolving its police force in favor of a countywide department, disagreeing with a lower court ruling that the ordinance constrained Camden's statutory authority.

A three-judge panel for the New Jersey Superior Court's Appellate Division sided with a committee of petitioners who in April 2012 submitted a petition for an ordinance, pursuant to New Jersey's Faulkner Act, which allows citizens to put forth ordinances for an...
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