Camden prosecutors pick up slack after police layoffs

    As reporter Lizz Fiedler follows up on several aspects of the Camden layoffs, she brings us news of cutbacks elsewhere in the city.

    She reports: “Because of the layoffs in Camden, Camden’s police department is pushing more police onto the streets.  That means Camden Police may not have time to do all of that followup that’s needed to prepare cases.”


    Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says his office is ready to help:

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    “They have a very fine detective bureau but that’s being decimated by these layoffs,” Faulk says. “If arrests are made and the follow up work that is necessary to garner the evidence sufficient for conviction is not done, we would have to do it in order to continue the prosecution of the case.”

    Related: Radio Times discussion on public sector layoffs

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