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Camden police officer suspended over parking

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Camden police officer is suspended for four days without pay after parking his patrol car in a handicapped spot.

It happened along Federal Street outside the police union headquarters.

However, some believe the punishment imposed by Police Chief Scott Thomson doesn't fit the crime.

City Councilman Brian Coleman tells The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill the suspension is an abuse of power. Coleman says the officer should just pay the $250 fine for using a handicapped parking space.

Union chief John Williamson tells the newspaper the union plans to appeal.

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