New Jersey’s Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL) requires elected and certain appointed local government officials to annually disclose, on a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS), all sources of income in excess of $2,000 for both themselves and their household relatives. The reason for this is to help the public detect impermissible conflicts of interest such as… Continue reading Absent specific evidence of untruthfulness, New Jersey agency will not investigate ethics complaint against local government officials who claim that they each lack a source of income of greater than $2,000 per year.
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… Continue reading Cumberland County confidentially paid out $150,000 to settle inmate’s claim that jail guards forced her “into numerous non-consensual sexual acts.”
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… Continue reading Winslow Township confidentially paid $110,000 to settle man’s claim that police threw him face-first into a curb.
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,… Continue reading Did Northfield Police give break to drunk-driving cop?