A New Jersey Appellate Court issued a stay to a directive issued by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that ordered police departments to release the names of officers who have been terminated, demoted or suspended for more than five days as part of a disciplinary action in the last 20 years.
New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Colligan applauded the decision, which will be in place at least until the court hears the case in October.
“We have consistently said that we are willing to work with the Attorney General towards a resolution that is fair, just as we always have,” Colligan said. “In the absence of partnership that allows us all to root out bad actors without sacrificing individuals who will be unfairly ruined in the rush to secure a soundbite, we will continue to pursue any and all legal remedies. We know that this is an ongoing process, but this ruling is a great first step for our members and for the public at large.”