HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Voters might not get a say
over whether the Bergen County Police Department should be merged with the
county sheriff's department.
An appeals court on Monday turned down an emergency request by county
freeholders to reconsider a lower court ruling to halt a non-binding referendum
on the November ballot.
A judge on Friday found neither the freeholders nor the country executive
alone could dissolve the 89-member police force.
Freeholder chairman John Mitchell tells The Record newspaper he's bothered
that citizens are prevented from having a say.
The freeholders are expected to discuss the referendum and an ordinance to
dissolve the police force on Wednesday.