Atlantic City’s police union can sue Public Safety Director Christine Petersen, but Petersen’s duties will not be restricted.
Superior Court Judge Valerie Armstrong ruled yesterday the bitter disagreement between the union and Petersen makes it unclear if Petersen is actually interfering with department operations, as the union alleges. She can therefore continue with her duties.
The suit against Petersen has already been filed, and Armstrong’s OK will allow it to continue, as the Press of Atlantic City reports. The union claims Petersen is overstepping her duties and is interfering with the department’s daily operations.
There’s more to the story, of course. Like, why isn’t Deputy Chief Ernest Jubilee filing the suit, since he’s the one who oversees the department’s daily procedures? We’ll let the Press hash that one out.