TRENTON - Nearly one-third of the police force in NewJersey's state capital was laid off today.
Officials say 105 of Trenton's 350-member police force is now off the force. Police officials say that 17 of them are expected to be brought back in the near future with the help of a federal grant. But that money isn't expected for at least another month.
Mayor Tony Mack says the layoffs will save the financially strapped city about $4 million this year.
The police department says it will be able to keep almost the same number of officers patrolling the street by pulling officers from specialty units such as investigations.Trenton set to lay off a third of its police force Friday 108 police officers, dozens of workers to be laid off in Trenton Trenton mayor: Virtually no hope to avoid police layoffs Trenton police urge Christie to come up with more aid for the city