AG announces $165,000 in grants for community policing programs focused on young people

AG announces $165,000 in grants for community policing programs focused on young people

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Dec. 17 that the Attorney General’s Office intends to award a total of $165,000 in grants to nine law enforcement agencies and two municipalities across 11 counties to fund innovative community policing initiatives with youth engagement as a priority. Grantees are Bayonne Police Department, Camden […]

AG announces initiatives to promote racial justice statewide

AG announces initiatives to promote racial justice statewide

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced on Dec. 16 an expansive package of initiatives to use the broad reach of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety to promote racial justice throughout New Jersey. The package includes a number of significant policy changes, including rulemaking to root out discrimination […]

Five more defendants, including from Bloomfield and West Orange, charged in Edna Mahan investigation

Five more defendants, including from Bloomfield and West Orange, charged in Edna Mahan investigation

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 15, acting N.J. Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced criminal charges against Department of Corrections Associate Administrator Sean St. Paul and four correctional police officers — a major and three senior officers — related to an incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional […]

Charges filed in homicide at Essex County Correctional Facility

NEWARK, NJ — Ashton D. Barthelus, 26, of Carteret, has been charged with the murder of Dan G. Milford Gelin, 27, of Elizabeth, according to a Dec. 9 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Barthelus fatally stabbed Gelin at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. Gelin was transported […]

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the winter holidays underway, acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to stay sober behind the wheel as New Jersey prepares to launch its annual traffic safety enforcement campaign targeting impaired driving during the busy holiday travel season. Starting Friday, Dec. 3, […]

AG announces $12M in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support victims

AG announces $12M in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support victims

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Nov. 18 that the Department of Law and Public Safety is making available $12 million in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support crime victims, including $10 million to support Community-Based Violence Intervention Programs, making this the largest single investment in such programs in […]

Joint federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative announced

Joint federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative announced

NEWARK, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig and acting N.J. Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Nov. 10 the creation of a joint federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative to enhance coordination in the investigation and prosecution of federal, state and local cases involving civil rights violations by law enforcement officers and others […]

Cedar Grove doctor has medical license suspended

Cedar Grove doctor has medical license suspended

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Oct. 19 that the State Board of Medical Examiners has temporarily suspended the license of an Essex County physician amid allegations that he has been traveling to dozens of offices in New Jersey and neighboring states, where he performed invasive aesthetic procedures with inadequate […]

Acting AG issues updated guidance regarding unlawful voter intimidation

Acting AG issues updated guidance regarding unlawful voter intimidation

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck has issued updated guidance to New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders to address the introduction of in-person early voting, and to ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballot in the upcoming election safely and without fear of intimidation, according to an Oct. 20 press release. […]

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