NJ Discipline Directive Ignores Racism In Law Enforcement

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 2:20 PM EDT) -- In response to the tragic killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued Directive 2020-5 requiring law enforcement agencies to identify the names of law enforcement officers that have suffered a major disciplinary infraction or termination, and provide a summary of their transgressions and the final sanction imposed.

This directive fails to consider the drastic effects of such a blacklist upon officers of color and those who have been wrongfully terminated.

Claims under New Jersey's employment laws, such as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act and the Law Against Discrimination, require that the...

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