Acting AG Platkin appoints leaders of new firearms enforcement office

Acting AG Platkin appoints leaders of new firearms enforcement office

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Sept. 7 the appointment of the two supervisors who will lead a recently founded office designed to hold manufacturers and sellers of guns and firearm accessories accountable when they endanger the health and safety of New Jerseyans. Platkin appointed Ravi Ramanathan, most recently director of […]

Corrections officer in Newark accused of taking bribes

Corrections officer in Newark accused of taking bribes

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Sept. 7 that a corrections officer at Northern State Prison in Newark has been charged after allegedly accepting monthly bribe payments from an inmate, in exchange for illegally smuggling contraband into the facility for that prisoner, including cash, jewelry, cologne, cold cuts and espresso. Werner […]

AG launches dashboard detailing information on police internal affairs investigations statewide

AG launches dashboard detailing information on police internal affairs investigations statewide

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin made a wealth of information about police agencies’ internal affairs investigations available online on Sept. 7 in a searchable dashboard capable of filtering data by law enforcement agency, the types of allegations involved, and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken. It is believed to be […]

AG, NJDEP announce seven new environmental enforcement actions

AG, NJDEP announce seven new environmental enforcement actions

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Aug. 24 the filing of seven new environmental enforcement actions across the state. Six of the environmental justice lawsuits center on a broad array of chemical pollutants that have tainted separate, unrelated sites in Newark, Linden, […]

Prison sentences for three members of stolen car trafficking ring in Newark

Prison sentences for three members of stolen car trafficking ring in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 5, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced prison sentences for the last three defendants convicted in a Newark-based stolen auto trafficking ring that fenced stolen luxury vehicles worth more than $1 million. The trio, who all pleaded guilty to second-degree receiving stolen property in connection with the high-end auto […]

State announce $10M in federal funds to support intervention programs

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Aug. 8 the allocation of $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan funds to continue funding for the state’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs, which directly help gun violence victims and serve to break the cycle of gun violence. In January 2020, […]

AG establishes DEI office within Department of Law & Public Safety

AG establishes DEI office within Department of Law & Public Safety

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin issued an executive directive on Aug. 5 that formally establishes the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Department of Law & Public Safety, which will be led by Assistant Attorney General Lora Fong, LPS’ current and first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. Under […]

AG launches new office to enforce New Jersey’s new firearm safety legislation

AG launches new office to enforce New Jersey’s new firearm safety legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced July 25 the creation of a Statewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement Office — a first-in-the-nation office with the specific mandate of bringing civil enforcement actions against firearm companies to hold them accountable for violations of the law that harm the health and safety of New Jersey […]

AG, US attorney join forces to support continued access to reproductive health care

AG, US attorney join forces to support continued access to reproductive health care

NEWARK, NJ — Acting N.J. Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip Sellinger announced a state-federal partnership designed to ensure access to reproductive health care for New Jersey residents and those from out of state who seek such care in the Garden State, according to July 20 […]

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