AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has ordered all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey to begin publicly identifying officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. Under the order, going forward every state, county and local law enforcement agency in New Jersey will be required to annually publish a list of officers who were fired, […]

AG outlines process for revising New Jersey’s use-of-force policy

TRENTON, NJ — On June 12, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal outlined plans for revising New Jersey’s use-of-force policy, which governs when the state’s 36,000 law enforcement officers may — and may not — use force against civilians. As part of that process, Grewal announced that his office has launched an online portal for public comments […]

Grewal warns of false claims, scams in COVID-19 tests

NEWARK, NJ — As testing for COVID-19 and COVID-19 antibodies continue to become more widely available, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs warn consumers to beware of false or misleading claims in the sale or administration of COVID-19 tests and COVID-19 antibody tests, and other deceptive practices related to testing. “As […]

Murphy, Grewal announce new measures to strengthen police-community trust

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal provided updates to ongoing initiatives that advance the administration’s goal of strengthening trust between police officers and the communities they serve in New Jersey, according to a June 2 press release. The announcement included updates on initiatives designed to ensure, among other things, that […]

County Prosecutors Association addresses George Floyd’s death

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey released the following statement regarding George Floyd’s death and the resulting response across the nation: “The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing. Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

AG announces action to reduce risk of fatal overdoses during COVID-19 crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced May 21 that New Jersey physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners who prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain must also prescribe the opioid antidote naloxone to certain at-risk patients […]

Grewal joins lawsuit to block EPA rule narrowing wetlands protection

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced May 4 that New Jersey has filed suit to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting a rule that eliminates long-standing federal protections for many wetlands, fresh water resources and coastal waters in New Jersey, neighboring states and across […]

AG, NJSP praise New Jerseyans for complying with social distancing rules

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan thanked and praised New Jersey residents on May 4 for their overwhelming compliance with social distancing rules at newly opened parks and beaches. Law enforcement in all 21 counties of New Jersey reported that, while there were challenges […]

State has taken more than 600 actions on price-gouging, consumer complaints

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced April 15 that the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued approximately 514 cease-and-desist letters and 89 subpoenas to businesses reported by consumers to have engaged in price gouging or other consumer protection violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The division’s open cases include investigations of […]

Federal-state task force formed to investigate COVID-related fraud

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey acting State Comptroller Kevin Walsh announced March 30 the formation of a joint federal-state task force to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, […]

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