Hundreds of officers' jobs on the line in NJ
Hundreds of New Jersey police officers' jobs are on the line this month.
According to a survey by the New Jersey Police Benevolent Association, 617 officers' jobs are in jeopardy because of massive reductions in state aid. The PBA says the number of potential layoffs will impact public safety.
In Passaic, 18 officers have been put on notice. Among those cops whose jobs could be eliminated are Officer Braulio Barbosa and Officer Jennifer Horn, who were both wounded in the line of duty.
According to the union survey, the recession has already resulted in the layoffs of 67 officers statewide.
The union is planning to rally outside Passaic City Hall tonight before the Passaic City Council takes up the budget.