Michael Saudino, Bergen County Sheriff 

On October 18, 2014, I blogged about Paff v. Bergen County, et al, where Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne ordered the Bergen Sheriff to provide me with an unredacted list of Internal Affairs Complaints against corrections officers who work in the Bergen County Jail.

Today, in a decision on-line here, Judge Doyne allowed the County to withhold disclosure pending the result of an appeal that the County has filed.  Interestingly, Doyne’s decision points out several errors in the County’s application, including a) the County’s motion was filed two months late, b) the County made its application after the appeal was filed and c) that the County’s motion was “nothing more than an opportunity to improperly augment the record for purposes of appeal.”

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