Brigantine officials have decided to ignore a court order, and not reinstate former acting police chief, Captain Ray Cox. It was back on October 28th when the order was given. Brigantine taxpayers could be on the hook for fines of $1,000 per day until Cox is put back in place.
Cox is still serving as captain of the force. Also in the Press of AC….Mayor Phil Guenther declined to comment about the specifics of Cox’s case, but said he believes the lack of permanent chiefs has left the city vulnerable to litigation. “My feeling, in general, is that we could avoid all of these issues if the majority of council would reinstate the chiefs of police, fire and beach patrol and eliminate the public safety director,” he said.