Drunken party costs 9 rookie cops their jobs

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Posted: Nov 07, 2014 11:35 AM

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Nine rookie police officers have lost their jobs because of a drunken graduation party in northern New Jersey.

Now, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it's re-examining the entire candidate selection and training process.

The agency investigated after news reports emerged of an out-of-control party at a Hoboken bar after the graduation in August.

In a statement, executive director Pat Foye calls it "a sad day" for the department. Foye says he was disappointed by their conduct and appalled by the "poor judgment" of the police academy's staff who attended.

Three other new officers are suspended without pay for 30 days and will have their probationary status extended for a year. Three supervisors and two other officers will face disciplinary proceedings.

No names were released.