By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — The Christie administration has announced ratification of a new contract with the police union in Atlantic City, a move that ends months of litigation.

The length of the deal, announced by the state Department of Community Affairs, was not released.

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Atlantic City PBA Local 24 sued the Christie administration last March, after the state imposed cuts and rule changes as part of the takeover of the city’s day-to-day operations. The statement says the new contract “maintains the salary and benefit reforms” that were approved in court.

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Staffing is cut from 283 to 252 officers. Work schedules are changed and sick leave buyouts are capped at $15,000. The cost of police services remains at $37.6 million, $10 million lower than a year ago.

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The PBA did not return a call seeking comment.