Atlantic City police resume casino parking garage patrols after prosecutor overrides mayor

    Police patrols at Atlantic City casino parking garages have already resumed despite Mayor Lorenzo Langford’s effort to ban them.

    A.C. Prosecutor Ted Housel issued a directive yesterday nullifying Langford’s order, the Press of Atlantic City reports.

    Patrols picked up after a second violent carjacking in a casino parking garage, and it didn’t take long for Langford to issue the ban as part of the ongoing dispute he has with the state over the state-run tourism district.

    “All this political grandstanding is hurting the taxpayers and hurting the residents,” as A.C. police union president Dave Davidson told WHYY/NewsWorks’ Tom MacDonald yesterday, “so I think there’s multi-level games being played here.”

    Patrols resume at 4 p.m. yesterday.

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