Between 2015 and 2018, several members of the East Orange Police Department (Essex County) filed sexual harassment, retaliation or discrimination lawsuits against the Department and its senior officials. Five of those suits have settled for a total of $1,647,500 while two others are still open and are scheduled for trial later this year. I have […]
State pays $2 million to settle lawsuit filed by man wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years.
According to a November 9, 2022 court filing, the State of New Jersey settled a lawsuit filed by a man who had spent half his life in Rahway prison for a 1994 murder he did not commit. The lawsuit continues, however, against an Elizabeth police officer involved in the man’s investigation and arrest. According his […]
Three more Cumberland Jail inmate suicide cases settle for a total of $1,639,500.
In a May 3, 2022 article, I reported that four lawsuits arising out of Cumberland County, New Jersey Jail inmate suicides settled for a total of $672,500. In the same article, I reported that three other inmate suicide cases were then still pending. Those three cases have since settled bringing the total cost to settle […]
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 […]
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 […]