Enhancements to NJ PMP automatically flag potential addiction risks

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the Division of Consumer Affairs and the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies announced Jan. 16 enhancements to the NJ Prescription Monitoring Program that make it easier for prescribers and pharmacists to identify and manage patients at risk for controlled substance abuse and misuse. New […]

Preliminary numbers show 65-percent increase in NJ bias incidents in one year

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that, according to preliminary data, 944 bias incidents were reported to New Jersey law enforcement in 2019, a 65-percent increase from 2018. The figure — which is likely to change somewhat as law enforcement reconciles end-of-year reports — represents the highest annual total of bias incidents reported […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

AG sues companies for selling large-capacity ammo magazines into NJ

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed suit Dec. 20 against two separate out-of-state companies that previously sold illegal large-capacity magazines, or LCMs, to undercover state investigators in New Jersey, and that have failed to comply with state subpoenas demanding the records of their New Jersey sales. New Jersey law prohibits the possession and […]

NJ enforcing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown during holiday season

NJ enforcing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown during holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the busy holiday travel season fast approaching, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety has announced the kickoff of a statewide traffic safety campaign targeting drunken and impaired drivers. Starting Dec. 6, law enforcement agencies across the state will be patrolling the New Jersey roads looking for drunken and impaired drivers as […]

Newark man sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A fourth leader was sentenced to state prison on Dec. 6 in connection with an elaborate fraud scheme in which the participants used fictitious identities to obtain credit cards and open bank accounts that they used to steal approximately $3 million from various banks, according to a press release from Attorney […]

Seven charged in interstate scheme to steal more than $235K

TRENTON, NJ — Charges have been filed against seven individuals in an interstate scheme to steal more than $235,000 from three insurance annuity policies, according to a Dec. 5 press release from Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. An Ohio resident and three New Jersey residents were charged with […]

AG announces ‘Excellence in Policing’ initiative

AG announces ‘Excellence in Policing’ initiative

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced Dec. 4 a comprehensive package of statewide law enforcement policies designed to ensure New Jersey remains a national leader on policing issues, according to a press release from his office. The policies, known collectively as the “Excellence in Policing” initiative, are intended to enhance public safety and […]

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