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 […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

AG sues companies for selling large-capacity ammo magazines into NJ

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed suit Dec. 20 against two separate out-of-state companies that previously sold illegal large-capacity magazines, or LCMs, to undercover state investigators in New Jersey, and that have failed to comply with state subpoenas demanding the records of their New Jersey sales. New Jersey law prohibits the possession and […]

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