By Matt Katz, Mike Newall and Darran Simon
The Philadelphia Inquirer
CAMDEN, N.J. — The city will lay off nearly half of its police officers and a third of its firefighters, while eliminating positions in every other city office, according to a layoff plan approved Tuesday by the state.
The 383 layoffs represent about a quarter of the city's workforce and touch all corners of city government — from 15 courtroom positions to 20 police dispatchers to all four animal-control officers.
NJ city layoff plan cuts police force by half