On January 6, 2023, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Craig L. Wellerson approved a $110,000 settlement to resolve a child’s lawsuit against the Robbinsville Police Department (Mercer County) and Edward Vincent who, according to app.com’s DataUnverse, is a Robbinsville police officer. According to the lawsuit, the girl was visiting Vincent’s home on January 13, 2018 […]
2,171 NJ local officials fined $100 each for failure to file Financial Disclosure Statements.
Today, in response to an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request, I received an Excel spreadsheet identifying 2,171 Local Government Officers (LGOs), including mayors, municipal council members, zoning board members, etc., who were assessed $100 fines for allegedly failing to file Financial Disclosure Statements (FDS) by the April 30, 2022 deadline. The decision to issue […]
Atlantic City and Brigantine pay $1.1 million to settle suit by disabled woman who was groomed and sexually assaulted by two cops when she was a child.
On January 20, 2022, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge John C. Porto approved a $1.1 million settlement of a disabled woman’s August 19, 2016 lawsuit in which she claimed that two police officers–one from Brigantine and the other from Atlantic City–groomed her as their sexual victim when she was a child. The woman, referred to […]
Court upholds firing of Gloucester County borough cop for repeatedly having on-duty sex with a female subordinate.
On April 4, 2022, Gloucester County Superior Court Judge Samuel J. Ragonese upheld Paulsboro Borough’s firing of a police officer who had on-duty sex with a female subordinate officer who was assigned to him for training five to ten times from August 2020 to November or December 2020. According to a Memorandum of Decision appended […]
Closter quietly paid $150,000 to settle former probationary cop’s discrimination, wrongful termination lawsuit.
In November 2021, the Borough of Closter (Bergen County) paid $150,000 to a former probationary police office who claimed that he was subjected to a hostile work environment due to his ethnicity and fired in retaliation for his whistle blowing activities. In his October 2019 lawsuit, Nelson Sanchez, who described himself as “a dark-skinned Latino […]