Ex-Jersey City top cop says he warned city about off-duty jobs scam

Jersey City’s public safety director was warned four years ago about potential abuses by cops working off-duty security details at public-housing complexes, according to a letter obtained by The Jersey Journal.

The letter was written in October 2013 by former police chief Robert Cowan, whose successor, Phil Zacche, admitted on Jan. 5 in federal court that he charged the Jersey City Housing Authority more than $30,000 for security details he did not work at the Marion Gardens public-housing complex.

The city denied all knowledge of the letter, and noted that it is not dated. A current law enforcement source confirmed the letter …read more

Source: NJ.com Hudson

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