HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Nine probationary Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers have lost their jobs because of a rowdy graduation party.

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.

Patrick Foye, Executive Director of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (Drew Angerer, Getty Images News)

Three newly-minted 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.

The agency investigated reports that officers were drunk and out of control at a Hoboken bar following the August graduation of the 113th class.

The Port Authority says it's re-examining the entire candidate selection and training process.


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