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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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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 […]