State Grand Jury Declines to Criminally Charge Officer in Connection with Fatality in Newark’s West Side Park on August 29, 2023

A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of a Newark, New Jersey, man in a park in Newark during an encounter with city police and members of the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Former Howell Township Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Administration of Law in Connection with Cover-Up of Sexual Affair

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) announced today that the retired Howell Township police chief has admitted to providing false statements in a township investigation and otherwise trying to conceal a sexual affair with a subordinate.

Attorney General’s Office Investigating Death in Brick Township, N.J.

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a death that occurred following an encounter with law enforcement on May 9, 2024, in Brick Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. One adult male civilian died after an apparent medical episode. His identity is not being released at this time.

Former Public Defender Chosen by AG Platkin to Lead Conviction Review Unit

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and OPIA Executive Director Drew Skinner today announced the appointment of a new director of the Conviction Review Unit (CRU), selecting a former longtime public defender in the Monmouth County trial region and current chief of staff in the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) to take on the role.

UPDATE: AG’s Office Releases Identities of the Decedent and Ocean Township Police Officer involved in Fatal Crash in Ocean Township, N.J., on April 15, 2024

The Attorney General’s Office today identified the decedent and the officer from a fatal crash involving an Ocean Township police vehicle that occurred on April 15, 2024, in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

AG Platkin Announces Indictment of Vineland Police Sergeant Who Allegedly Misused His Authority to Obtain Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Material

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2024 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralOffice of Public Integrity and Accountability- Thomas J. Eicher, Executive Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Dan
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