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A.C. Mayor responds to former Police Chief's lawsuit win

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Atlantic City's Mayor has labeled "ridiculous" a jury's verdict awarding John Mooney, the city's former police chief, more than $3-million, agreeing that he was wrongly targeted for demotion after trying to blow the whistle on misconduct.

Jurors in the civil trial decided this week that the city violated whistle-blower protections when it sought to demote Mooney to Deputy Chief. Mooney retired in 2010 after 34 years, rather than take a demotion, when the city hired a public safety director. Mooney claimed the city used budget cuts as an excuse to target him.

Mayor Lorenzo Langford said in a statement that the verdict is "ridiculous, but "not surprising;" and that "the only way for the city under my stewardship to have a shot at a favorable decision is through the appellate process."  The attorney representing the city indicated it will appeal the verdict.

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