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

Libertarians for Transparent Gov’t v. Cumberland Co.

In Libertarians for Transparent Gov’t v. Cumberland Co., the Appellate Division held that a settlement agreement resolving an internal disciplinary action against a public employee is not classified as a government record under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Instead, the settlement agreement is a personnel record exempt from disclosure under section 10 of the OPRA … Read more