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Jun 11

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Directive Mandating Release Names of Officers that Faced Major Discipline

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on June 11, 2021 at 11:42 AM by Legislative Staff

The NJ Supreme Court has issued an opinion upholding the Attorney General’s June 2020 Law Enforcement Directives (Directive 2020-5 and Directive 2020-6) that requires public disclosure of the names of police officers who have committed serious disciplinary violations that result in the imposition of “major discipline.”    

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Dec 23

State AG Announces Sweeping Overhaul of Police Use of Force Policy

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on December 23, 2020 at 1:55 PM by Legislative Staff

This week, Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal issued two new Law Enforcement Directives –  Directive No. 2020-13 announcing a new, statewide Use of Force Policy applicable to all state, county and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey; and Directive No. 2020-14, establishing countywide working groups to address mental health and special needs populations and creating a framework for coordination with state partners.  

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