Camden Prosecutor’s Office Hoping To Avert 66 Layoffs

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – The Camden County prosecutor’s office is negotiating with county officials to try to stave off the furlough of more than a quarter of its staff.

Camden County prosecutor’s spokesman Jason Laughlin says the layoff notices went out on Monday to 66 employees.

“That included investigators, prosecutors, clerical employees, and some specialized civilian employees,” Laughlin says. “These are just notices. It doesn’t mean these people are going to lose their jobs, but under a worse-case scenario that’s a possibility.”

Laughlin says county officials asked the prosecutor’s office for $3.2 milliion in budget cuts from a proposed $21-million annual budget.  He says negotiations are ongoing with county officials to determine whether there is any leeway in the demand for cuts, or alternatives to reducing personnel.

The layoffs would occur on April 1st, but Laughlin says Camden County prosecutor Warren Faulk is committed to trying to keep staff for the second busiest prosecutor’s office in the state.

He says the office handles some 10,500 cases a year and already and has been doing more with less for years.

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  1. Ada Velez-Boardley says:

    Angel Luis Ramos was murdered by gunshots in Camden in 5th and Erie Street on March 13, 2011. His family will always Love and Remember him. The killer and Camden Cooper Hospital had no compassion for Angel or the family. The allowed people who really did not love him to i.d. him. How can you take shortcuts in id a body like that and become a showcase? How can you lie during a time of death? The family feels there is a cover up between his so called friends who need to tell the truth on the timeline about what happen to Angel Luis Ramos. His children deserve to know the truth about what happen to their Daddy and see the killer go to jail for his crime. The friends who took Angel to 5th and Erie need not to betray Angel and stand up for the truth so Angel’s family can have peace of mind. It is Betrayal to both Angel and his family when you decide to be quiet and ommit the truth. When you are being charge with a crime than you have the right to remain silent. It is painful to hear that my brother had no one to comfort him in pain as he bled to death.and that he died alone with no one to wipe his tears. I wish my brother had not been so trusting to believe in his friends who he followed to 5th and Erie. There is a God and I know the Truth will surface. I am praying for the Camden Police to solve this specific murder. His family and children are both praying for someone to please speak up for Angel’s children and answer the question they had during the funeral services “Who Killed My Daddy”? We hope Angel is not seen as a Statistic for Camden or case downgraded due to a theft – but a life valued by the System which will do everthing possible to Solve the crime and bring this wicked heartless killer to Justice. Why was this killer so angry and scare of Angel that he needed to shoot him over and over again? How can someone hate my brother so much to kill him in that manner? How can his friends build a web of deceit to cover the crime? A call did not come from Puerto Rico. Angel had no ties in Puerto Rico. How can his friend be out of the state and in less than 10 minutes be at the Funeral Services? Lies, Lies….. We need the Camden Police along with any community concrete service or an individual to help with solving this Case. God Bless You. Ada, Adavelezboardley@yahoo.com May Justice Prevail for Angel. No one deserves to die like Angel. The Criminal Justice System in Camden needs to be proactive and reactive with Angel’s case and not let the trail go cold. We need the Prosecutor’s office to solve this case for Angel’s children and for the family’s peace of mind. Thank you. You can connect with the police to give information. Please Help.

  2. Ada Velez-Boardley says:

    I PRAY TO GOD THAT THE CAMDEN POLICE, MEDIA AND THE CAMDEN COMMUNITY CAN HELP ME ANSWER THE QUESTION “WHO KILLED MY DADDY”? to his kids. MY BROTHER’S NAME IS ANGEL LUIS RAMOS. HE DIED IN CAMDEN IN 5TH AND ERIE STREET. I KNOW AND TRUST IN GOD THAT SOMEONE MAKE A STAND AND STAND UP FOR HIS CHILDREN AND BRING THIS KILLER TO JUSTICE. MY BROTHER WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBER AND MOST OF ALL LOVED BY HIS FAMILY FOR HIS KIND HEART. HOW CAN WE BE SILENT TO ANGEL’S KILLER? WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN CAMDEN. ON APRIL 21 MY LITTLE BROTHER WOULD OF TURNED 37 YEARS OLD. I WILL MISS HIM. MY BROTHER HAD A HEART OF GOLD. ON SEPT. 11 MY LITTLE BROTHER STOOD OUTSIDE MY HOUSE AND SANG SONGS TO THE VICTIMS THAT DAY. HE HAD MANY CANDLES DOWN THE SIDEWALK OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. I KNOW HE WAS JUST ONE PERSON BUT THAT DAY HE MADE A DIFFERENCE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT ABOUT ANGEL. THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD HAD A CANDLE BY THE END OF THE NIGHT AND ENJOYED HEARING ANGEL SING. PLEASE MAKE A STAND FOR MY BROTHER AND SEEK JUSTICE. PLEASE GIVE MY BROTHER A VOICE. ONE VOICE CAN MAKE A SONG. ONE LIFE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. I NEED THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD, PEACE, JUSTICE AND IN THE TRUTH FOR HIS KIDS TO GO TO THE POLICE AND HELP HIS CHILDREN KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO THEIR DADDY. I TRUST AND PRAY TO GOD. ADA, SISTER Adavelezboardley@yahoo.com if you know something please tell the family tellling the family is not snitching please tell me. If you don’t have access to a computer than leave an anonymous call to the Camden police.

  3. Ada Velez-Boardley says:

    My brother Angel Luis Ramos was shot and killed in Camden at 5th and Erie Street. During the Funeral Services, his children asked me who killed their Daddy. I had no answers but focused on his memory. The Camden Police and Prosecutor’s office needs all the community support to solve my little brother’s case. On March 13, 2011 a group identified themselves as family and i.d. my brother’s body. This was an insult to my family, Angel’s family. All Camden Cooper hospital had to do was connect with the Camden Police Department to i.d. him. His real family at the hospital was treated without rights. My brother patient client rights were violated and his body put on displayed like a showcase to strangers. . Let Cooper Hospital send their family impostors the bill. They were so incompetent to allow my brother’s body be showcase in that manner. His Real family has paid the consequences of pain and also the funeral expenses. The real tradgedy is his children left without a Daddy. It does not help that their is a lack of police and prosecutor’s staff to solve his murder in Camden. Our government is so concerned over Libya’s people being killed and slaughtered. First, look into their own American citizen’s killing and crime. My brother’s name is Angel Luis Ramos who was from Vineland, New Jersey. He has a family that will always Love him. Please help his children’s question be answered “Who Killed My Daddy”. Bring this killer to Justice. We need to value human life first here in the U.S. and in other countries. Yes, we are equal in the eyes of God. The system gave a theft more news coverage than my brother’s death. This lady and her group were not relatives of my brother. Check out the Daily Journal obituary and see his relatives cited. I thank Lt. Falco and the Camden Police for addressing my brother’s crime and I hope and pray that God keeps them safe in their task of investigation. Again, the prosecutor’s office need to convince Glenn and Francine who were at the scene. They need to convince, Angel’s so called friends to tell the truth and to admit to who killed my brother Angel Luis Ramos. They need to offer them a witness protection or any strategy that they can implement to solve this crime. God Bless America. Peace.
    Ada Velez-Boardley, Angel’s sister

  4. Ada Velez-Boardley says:

    I recently lost a brother Angel Luis Ramos to a murder. Camden has become a neglected War Zone. My brother’s murder is still unresolved eventhough there is a Glenn who was there at the scene and knows my brother’s murderer. A lack of police will impact my brother’s case and let the murderer go free. I trust in God we Government keep our home here in the U.S. safer. It is a disgrace that we contributing to the violence and death in Camden by denying the police jobs. I am disgusted over these politicians loving money than the life of the people. I am sad and devastated over my brother’s death but can see the big picture still!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ada Velez-Boardley,

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