Funds went untapped for Camden police

Administrators said they couldn't financially support the department even as federal and state grants went unused


By Claudia Vargas
The Philadelphia Inquirer

For several years, even as the Camden city administration warned that it was unable to financially support its police department, more than half of $12 million in federal and state grants that poured in during that time lay unused.

Most of that money couldn't be used because the city failed to keep police staffing at levels required by the grants.

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