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NJ Civil Settlements

Cumberland County confidentially paid out $150,000 to settle inmate’s claim that jail guards forced her “into numerous non-consensual sexual acts.”

On October 27, 2020, the Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners resolved to settle a 2017 lawsuit filed by a female Cumberland County Jail inmate who claimed that several corrections officers forced her to perform oral sex and to have sexual intercourse with them on “a nearly daily basis” and subjected her to other forms […]

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NJ Civil Settlements

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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NJ Open Government Notes

Did Northfield Police give break to drunk-driving cop?

Update:  Judge Julio L. Mendez issued his ruling in the case, on-line here. Update:  Judge Julio L. Mendez, after receiving the in camera documents from Egg Harbor, has scheduled oral argument for Thursday, October 18th at 1:30 p.m. at the Atlantic County Civil Courthouse in Atlantic City.  Motion paperwork is on-line here. On September 29, […]