In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6

The NJ Appellate Division delivered a major victory to advocates of police-department transparency. In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6¬†involved a challenge by several police unions to the Attorney General’s directives requiring certain agencies to publish a synopsis of all complaints in which a police officer received final discipline of termination, … Read more

Harvard v. Cesnalis

Read the 3rd Circuit’s opinion in Harvard v. Cesnalis. It is equal parts sad and unbelievable. In this Section 1983 suit, the police believed a (White) violent attacker’s implausible story, discredited the (Black) plaintiff’s corroborated and perfectly plausible story, and charged the plaintiff with DUI despite his heroic acts to protect a stranger from her … Read more