Tentative agreement would end Newark police feud
The agreement struck between the Superior Officers Association and McCarthy appears to cede more day-to-day control to the police director. In exchange, Campos will serve in an emergency management capacity, reporting to the mayor.
Doesn’t seem like the most efficient system, and I question the likelihood that McCarthy wouldn’t continue to have direct authority over the NPD in the event of a disaster of some sort. If it keeps the police focused on the job and not internal politics, though, it’s worth it. Still, Campos pulls down 140k/year: I hope the NPD has a clearly defined agenda for his role when the city is not in a crisis mode to justify that salary.
A long-standing feud in Newark’s police department has ended with an apparent agreement that will give Police Director Garry McCarthy complete control of the police department and move Police Chief Anthony Campos to a policy-oriented job, according to officials with knowledge of the compromise.
The tentative agreement, spurred by a lawsuit that challenged McCarthy’s ability to run the department’s day-to-day operations, is expected to be announced at a news conference Tuesday morning.