ASBURY PARK - Asbury Park residents are asking for increased police patrols in parts of the city that have seen a recent uptick in violent crime.

Residents claim patrols in Asbury Park have been limited to the zones known as "Two South," leaving three other zones that comprise the city without police patrols.

Several recent murders occurred in areas where there allegedly were no active patrols. The family of one recent murder victim is even considering a lawsuit against the police department, claiming they failed to cover the entire city.

Asbury Park police say that officers have stepped up patrols, and that the idea that patrols don't exist in other areas is "just not true." The department also insists that police will still be dispatched to any and all parts of Asbury Park whenever needed.

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