Here’s a brief timeline for you before we get to the meaty news:
May 2010: fatal carjacking in Atlantic City casino parking garage
Mid-Sept. 2011: fatal carjacking in Atlantic City casino parking garage
Late Sept. 2011: Atlantic City police begin patrolling casino parking garages
Early Oct. 2011: A.C. Mayor Lorenzo Langford issues an executive order to stop the patrols, saying police need to focus their safety efforts on residents
The next day: Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel overrides Langford’s order and restores casino garage patrols
That brings us to today, when Atlantic City filed a lawsuit against the county prosecutor with the intention of getting a final ruling on just who can tell police where to go. The Associated Press and Press of Atlantic City report the city wants to know whether the patrols fall under City Hall’s jurisdiction or are a matter left to police brass.