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Anjali Mehrotra, the Democratic candidate for Mountainside Borough Council

In wake of Dildogate, Democrat demands transparency of GOP council

Anjali Mehrotra says police officers need to be protected from harassment

By David Wildstein, May 17 2018 4:58 pm

The Democratic candidate for Mountainside Borough Council says that local leaders have an obligation to be fully transparent in their response to a salacious local police scandal that has rocked the small Union County town.

A lawsuit filed by a group of police officers allege massive harassment, racism and homophobic slurs that have caused the Chief of Police and two senior police officers to be placed on administrative leave.

“The recent complaint filed against the Borough of Mountainside, asserts allegations that, if true, we can all agree are most disturbing. The nature of the allegations dictates that we, the residents of Mountainside, take them seriously and ensure that they are carefully investigated,” said Anjali Mehrotra, who is challenging incumbent Republicans this year. Our sworn officers and dedicated employees should never be subject to the types of behavior that are alleged, especially in our great town. Moreover, the residents of Mountainside are now at risk as those accused of enabling the behavior continue to be employed by the Borough.”

Mehrotra is demanding full transparency.

“We need to ask the tough questions, press for action and demand full transparency. We need to understand – as a community — who knew what and when they knew it? How much money has and will be spent, investigating and defending this lawsuit? Have we spent yet more in settlements or payments to make the problem go away?” she said, pledging that Mountainside “needs leadership who will stand by our brave men and women of the Mountainside Police Department.”

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