NJ AG Calls For Path To Access Internal Affairs Records

By Bill Wichert (January 4, 2022, 6:05 PM EST) -- The New Jersey attorney general's office called on the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to establish a framework under the common law for accessing law enforcement internal affairs records, as the agency lent support to a bid to obtain materials related to a probe into an ex-municipal police director's racist and sexist remarks to his staffers.

During a Zoom hearing on a state appellate decision barring access to those records about former Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove, Deputy State Solicitor Alec Schierenbeck said plaintiff Richard Rivera — a policing expert and former officer in another Garden State municipality who monitors police...

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