AG sues Trump administration to block EPA rule

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing to block a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final rule that restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution, according to a July 21 press release. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section […]

AG announces working group to address goals of freedom of press, free speech, and safety during protests

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced July 8 that he is forming a working group including law enforcement leaders, journalists and civil rights advocates to address critical issues of safety, freedom of the press and free speech during protests in New Jersey. The announcement was made after the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office released […]

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced July 10 that criminal charges were filed against a suspended detective in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly lying to internal affairs investigators in an investigation concerning his installation of a GPS device on a suspect’s vehicle without obtaining the required warrant from a judge […]

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 […]

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