Jury Deliberations Begin in Ex-Police Chief's Trial

A jury is to begin deliberations in the trial of a former Atlantic City police chief who claims he was targeted for demotion because he blew the whistle on misconduct.
Jurors have heard three weeks of testimony and opening and closing arguments. They will have to decide whether the city violated whistleblower protections when it sought to demote John Mooney to deputy chief.
Mooney retired in 2010 after 34 years rather than take a demotion when the city hired a public safety director. He claims the city used budget cuts as an excuse to target him.
The Press of Atlantic City reports attorneys for the city have argued that Mooney was merely unhappy with his situation and that the decisions Mayor Lorenzo Langford and others made were within their rights.

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