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Cumberland County confidentially paid out $150,000 to settle inmate’s claim that jail guards forced her “into numerous non-consensual sexual acts.”

On October 27, 2020, the Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners resolved to settle a 2017 lawsuit filed by a female Cumberland County Jail inmate who claimed that several corrections officers forced her to perform oral sex and to have sexual intercourse with them on “a nearly daily basis” and subjected her to other forms […]

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Wildwood Board of Education paid out $400,000 to resolve female custodian’s sex harassment claim.

On August 13, 2020, the Wildwood Board of Education (Cape May County) agreed to pay $400,000 to a high school custodian who claimed that she was sexually harassed and retaliated against by her supervisor and that senior school officials shrugged off her complaints. In her lawsuit, Donna M. Howard, a custodian at Wildwood High School, […]

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Monroe Township confidentially paid $75,000 to settle police lieutenant’s discrimination lawsuit.

On September 23, 2020, the Township of Monroe (Middlesex County) quietly paid $75,000 to settle a female police lieutenant’s discrimination lawsuit in which she claimed that she was wrongly passed over for promotion. Her suit also claimed that others in the “male-dominated and not racially diverse” agency referred to her as the “token black of […]

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Marlboro confidentially paid out $32,500 to settle motorist’s excessive force lawsuit.

“Marlboro Township Police, New Jersey” by scoutnurse is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 On April 6, 2020, the Township of Marlboro (Monmouth County) agreed to pay $32,500 to a Freehold woman who claimed that a female police officer “punched her in the face” while she was in a holding cell for suspicion of drunk driving. […]

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Franklin Township settles female police lieutenant’s lawsuit by paying her $300K and allowing her to complete 25 years of service so that she can retire with a full pension.

On August 1, 2020, the Township of Franklin (Somerset County) signed off on an agreement under which a female police lieutenant who sued the township for discrimination and retaliation received $300,000. She was also allowed to “remain on paid administrative leave until June 1, 2021 or the month following the date on which she achieves […]

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Winslow Township confidentially paid $110,000 to settle man’s claim that police threw him face-first into a curb.

On January 9, 2020, the Township of Winslow (Camden County) quietly paid $110,000 to settle a Sicklerville man’s excessive force lawsuit arising out of his June 13, 2017 encounter with two Winslow officers. In his lawsuit, James O’Hara claimed that he, his grandfather and others flagged down Winslow Police Officers Matthew Gibbons and James Haines […]

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Willingboro Township confidentially paid $550,000 to settle racial discrimination lawsuit filed by two former employees.

On September 28, 2019, the Township of Willingboro (Burlington County) quietly paid $550,000 to two African-American laborers from its Parks and Recreation Department who claimed that a “large-sized Caucasian” co-worker screamed at them that “You people came to this country and f**ked it up! Trump’s gonna fix all that!” and told one of them that […]

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Newfield man who claimed that Monroe cop put a gun to his head settles lawsuit for $325,000.

On May 15, 2020, the Township of Monroe (Gloucester County) paid $325,000 to a Newfield man who claimed that a road-raged Monroe police officer put a gun to his head after running him off the road. In his lawsuit, William Fulbrook said that he was driving to work at about 5:30 a.m. on February 17, […]

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Neptune Township settles lawsuits with female police sergeant by paying her $248K and allowing her to complete 25 years of service so that she can retire with a full pension.

On July 24, 2020, the Township of Neptune (Monmouth County) agreed to pay $248,560.40 to settle two lawsuits filed by a female police sergeant who claimed that the Township broke promises made in its settlement of a separate, earlier lawsuit she filed in December 2013 and subjected her to workplace harassment and retaliation. The previous […]

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South Plainfield confidentially paid $10,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit.

On May 11, 2020, the Borough of South Plainfield (Middlesex County) quietly paid $10,000 to a former employee who claimed that he was discriminated against because the Borough paid him substantially less than co-workers of a different race. In his lawsuit, Thomas Turner, who is black, said that he he worked as a Computer Instructor […]