Federal aid for Camden and other New Jersey police departments

    The U.S. Department of Justice is sending help to the New Jersey police departments that need it most.

    A $6 million federal grant will help departments hit hard by budget cuts. The money will help fund special task forces, the Star-Ledger reports, helping those departments deal with violence.

    Camden and Newark have been tapped to receive some of that funding. Both lost more than 160 officers each during budget cuts, and Camden has rehired only 75 of them.

    It’s not been determined how the funding will be distributed.

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