Posted inNJ Civil Settlements

Bridgeton quietly paid $100,000 to settle lawsuit filed by waitress who claimed that former city cop “physically groped” her.

On November 28, 2021, the City of Bridgeton (Cumberland County) agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a local waitress who said that a city police sergeant repeatedly sexually harassed and intimidated her and also “physically groped and touched [her] private body parts” when he visited the restaurant where she worked during […]

Posted inNJ Civil Settlements

Paramus pays $250,000 to resolve three lawsuits related to the hiring of the mayor’s son as a police officer.

On December 21, 2021, the Paramus Borough Council (Bergen County) passed a resolution that settled three separate lawsuits that arose out of the hiring of Mayor Richard LaBarbiera’s son Vincent as a Borough police officer. The settlement agreement called for the Borough’s insurance carrier to pay Vincent LaBarbiera $250,000 and for all three lawsuits and […]

Posted inRandom Notes on NJ Government

Mayor, Councilwoman of Middlesex County town cited for ethics law violation for their 2017 votes on police vacancy list.

After a four and a half year investigation, the Local Finance Board (LFB), the chief enforcer of New Jersey’s Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL), found that two members of the Sayreville Borough Council (one of whom is now the mayor) violated the LGEL by voting to declare vacancies in the borough’s police department while their […]

Posted inNJ Police Internal Affairs Complaints

Internal Affairs Complaint against Lyndhurst Police

Police Accountability Project of theNew Jersey Libertarian Party December 14, 2021 Lyndhurst Police DepartmentAttn: Internal Affairs Unit367 Valley Brook AvenueLyndhurst, NJ 07071 RE: Officer Paul F. Haggerty and Lieutenant Michael Carrino Dear Sir or Madam: I chair the New Jersey Libertarian Party‚Äôs Police Accountability Project and ask that you accept this letter as our Internal […]

Posted inNJ Open Government Notes

Woodlynne Councilman fined $2,300 for voting for his wife to receive Borough jobs and positions.

After a three and a half-year investigation, a member of the Woodlynne Borough (Camden County) Council was tentatively fined $2,300 by the New Jersey Local Finance Board (LFB) for voting seventeen times between 2010 and 2019 to approve his wife for Borough jobs and appointed positions. In its November 24, 2021 Notice of Violation, the […]