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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 […]

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South Jersey charter school paid out $27,500 to settle former principal’s retaliation lawsuit.

On February 19, 2020, the Bridgeton Public Charter School (Cumberland County) quietly agreed to pay $27,500 to a former school principal who claimed that she was harassed out of her position for reporting a teacher’s alleged physical abuse of a student to state authorities and for classifying too many students as needing special education. Under […]

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Beachwood man who claimed that sergeant intentionally stepped on his head settles lawsuit for $25,000.

On November 6, 2019, the State of New Jersey paid $25,000 to an Ocean County man who claimed that a sergeant with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office (OCPO) intentionally stepped on his head while he was handcuffed and lying on the ground. In his lawsuit, Alex C. Brennan said that he was outside of JR’s […]

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Woman who claimed police dog “ripped her leg open” gets $250K settlement from Camden County town.

On February 3, 2020, the Borough of Oaklyn (Camden County, NJ) agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Collingswood woman who claimed that Borough cops sicced a police dog on her after chasing her home because she parked incorrectly in a 7-Eleven parking lot. In her lawsuit, Natalie Diaz said that […]

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Cumberland County local school district paid out $70,000 to settle whistleblower lawsuit.

On September 29, 2019, the Fairfield Township (Cumberland County) Board of Education paid $70,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the district’s former interim superintendent/principal. The lawsuit claimed that district officials, due to the former interim superintendent/principal’s objections to their requests that he “get himself excused” from grand jury duty, retaliated against him by cutting […]

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Bergenfield confidentially paid out $843,000 to settle cop’s whistleblower lawsuit.

On December 3, 2019, the Borough of Bergenfield (Bergen County) quietly agreed to pay $843,000 to a former police officer who had claimed that his superiors retaliated against him after he sought permission to amend a motor vehicle crash report to show that a Bergenfield police lieutenant’s reckless driving was the cause of the accident […]