Posted inNJ Police Internal Affairs Complaints

Winslow detective pleaded guilty to petty disorderly persons charge, paid $158 in court fees and assessments, forfeited public employment and retired with $4,628 monthly pension benefit.

This occurred in mid-2021, so it’s admittedly a bit stale. However, I think it’s important that outcomes of criminal cases against police officers be put into the public realm especially when neither the charge nor the outcome were ever reported by local media, which appears to be the case here. The officer in question is […]

Posted inNJ Open Government Notes

Court mulls whether Section 230 immunizes OPRAMachine from liability for a municipal clerk’s disclosure of social security numbers.

On Friday, March 3, 2023 at 9 a.m, newly appointed New Jersey Superior Court Judge Dean R. Marcolongo will hear argument on OPRAMachine’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims that it is liable for allowing the unredacted social security numbers of eighty-eight people to remain on its website for fifty-three days. One of the […]

Posted inNJ Civil Settlements

Oaklyn quietly paid $250,000 to settle cop’s whistleblower lawsuit.

On December 19, 2022, the Borough of Oaklyn (Camden County) quietly paid $250,000 to a Borough police officer who claimed that he suffered retaliation after he reported “payroll irregularities” and reported the police chief for allegedly using on-duty officers as chauffeurs when the chief was too drunk to drive himself home from bars. In his […]

Posted inNJ Civil Settlements

Raritan paid $450,000 to settle lawsuit filed by a couple whose 1-year-old son was killed by impaired driver who was allegedly released prematurely by Borough police.

On January 24, 2023, the Borough of Raritan (Somerset County) paid $450,000 to a couple whose 1-year-old son was killed by a 62-year-old, intoxicated driver who Borough police had only hours before released from custody after having arrested him for heroin possession. The couple claimed that police “knew or should have known [that the driver] […]

Posted inNJ Civil Settlements

East Orange settles five police lawsuits for $1.6 million, readies for trial on two others.

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 […]