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Bloomfield and East Orange pay $190,000 to man who claimed he was falsely arrested and jailed based on witnesses being shown an “improperly suggestive” photo array.

In mid-October 2022, the Township of Bloomfield and the City of East Orange, both in Essex County, New Jersey, agreed to pay $76,000 and $114,000, respectively, to an East Orange man who said that police used an unfair photo array method to get witnesses to identify him and then incorrectly reported the the witnesses’ statements […]

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Clark quietly paid $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by couple injured as a result of an allegedly improper police chase.

On July 6, 2022, the Township of Clark (Union County) quietly paid $500,000 to a couple who claimed to have been struck by a car that was being chased by police in a manner that violated the New Jersey Attorney General’s and Clark Police Department’s policies and procedures. In their lawsuit, Monika Solarska-Gnat and Slawomir […]

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$50,000 awarded to former Neptune High School student who said he was not protected from being attacked and wrongly suspended and arrested when he defended himself.

On January 11, 2023, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David F. Burman confirmed a $50,000 arbitration award to a former Neptune High School freshman who claimed that because he was African American, school officials and security guards assumed that he was the aggressor in an altercation when he was actually the victim. In his lawsuit, […]

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Robbinsville police dog bite case settles for $110,000.

On January 6, 2023, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Craig L. Wellerson approved a $110,000 settlement to resolve a child’s lawsuit against the Robbinsville Police Department (Mercer County) and Edward Vincent who, according to app.com’s DataUnverse, is a Robbinsville police officer. According to the lawsuit, the girl was visiting Vincent’s home on January 13, 2018 […]