In 2012, Terri Gross, a police department clerk in Salem, New Jersey, and Isaac A. Young, the head of the Salem City Housing Authority, were charged with publicly releasing confidential DYFS records in an alleged attempt to derail the mayoral campaign of Charles Washington.

Although the newspapers covered the matter well, I never did see anything written about the disposition of the charges against Gross.

Salem’s response to my Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request reveals that on February 6, 2015, Superior Court Judge Timothy G. Farrell sentenced Gross to one year probation and required her to forfeit her ability to hold public office.  She was also required to pay  $280 in various assessments and to submit a DNA sample.

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]