Deal Reached To Avoid Jersey City Police Layoffs

JERSEY CITY, NJ (AP / WCBS 880 / CBS 2) – The mayor of New Jersey’s second-largest city and the head of its police union say they’ve reached an agreement to avert the layoff of 82 police officers.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

Mayor Jerramiah Healy and police union president Jerry DeCicco issued a joint statement Tuesday saying that the executive board of the Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association has voted to take the proposal to the full membership.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg with Mayor Healy

A ratification vote is expected by early next week. Jersey City has 830 police officers.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The layoffs were to take place Feb. 15. Officials blamed the city’s financial woes.

News of the agreement came the same day the City of Camden laid off 335 workers, including nearly half of its police force.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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    Paul Kohloff
    move to texas if you feel that way..first time you get a gun pulled on you, you’ll poop your pants, tuck your tail between your legs and run to dial 911 for the real men to step in

  • Eric H

    Cut welfare, not police!

  • Paul Kohloff

    issue more right to carry permits to law abiding citizens ,they’ll clean it up,and save the tax payers the money it’ll take to try and jail the dirt bags.

  • Edwin Gonzalez Vargas

    Do not lay off Jersey city police

  • Albert

    I hope the city did not give in to the union.

  • rodney k.

    Hopefully there is enough money left in the budget to get these officers those new, more powerful, tasers. I know law enforcement loves their tasers. So many cops I heard about were rolling on the floor laughing when they saw that video of the old lady grandma getting tased just because she asked that officer a question. Cops know they have big questions to answer when they fire their service pistols, but not so much when they taser someone.

    Maybe if the LAPD had tasers back on 3/2/1991, I wouldn’t have gotten pounded so hard by those guys.

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