A New Jersey Superior Court judge has decided. It’s the law enforcement officials, not the mayor, who have jurisdiction over daily police operations in Atlantic City.
The decision is the result of a dispute sparked by police patrols of casino parking garages after a fatal carjacking. Police announced patrols following the incident, and Mayor Lorenzo Langford quickly issued an executive order to stop the patrols. That was followed by a move from the a city prosecutor to override Langford’s decision.
The city filed suit to find out who exactly is in charge of police operations, and the Associated Press reports the decision made today puts control in the hands of local law enforcement.