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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

AG announces efforts to combat sexual harassment

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced coordinated actions by multiple divisions within the Department of Law & Public Safety to combat sexual harassment, while supporting Gov. Phil Murphy’s call for the legislature to strengthen the state’s anti-harassment laws, according to a Feb. 18 press release. The announcement came at a press conference at […]

Grewal calls on EPA to toughen rule governing lead exposure

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined nine other attorneys general in calling on the Trump administration to better safeguard the drinking water of communities in New Jersey and across the country by toughening a set of proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, the nation’s primary drinking water regulation for lead. In […]

Man sentenced for illegally dumping waste in Newark

Man sentenced for illegally dumping waste in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Feb. 10 for illegally dumping huge quantities of solid waste from his rubbish removal business at unauthorized sites underneath highways in Newark, according to a press release from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Abdullah S. Bryant, 41, of Newark, who did business under various names, including International Rubbish […]

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

Joint investigation seizes 15 pounds of drugs, dismantled Newark opioid mill

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced in a Feb. 11 press release that a cooperative investigation by the State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of three suspects, the seizure of […]

Former correctional police officer from Irvington sentenced to prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Feb. 7 that a former senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison in Newark was sentenced to prison for smuggling fentanyl and marijuana to an inmate in the prison in exchange for money. Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 31, of Irvington, was sentenced to four years in state prison […]

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 […]

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