DOJ Trenton Police Investigation Seeks Public Input at First Virtual Forum

“These investigations can take months, and they’re pulling lots of data [to examine] how record-keeping is inadequate, how maintaining certain information on policies is lacking,” New Jersey Institute of Social Justice Senior Counsel Emily Schwartz told Filter. “They’ll go into the weeds.”

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora stated that he’d instructed city government officials to cooperate, albeit in a somewhat roundabout way:

“In the past few months, over 214 firearms, 2,868 grams of crack cocaine and 26,066 decks of heroin, and $133,722 dollars were seized from drug and firearm traffickers,” Gusciora told press during the course of his brief statement. “But we also recognize that the community’s trust in our police force is critical.”

In April, the city paid nearly $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit after a man died handcuffed and facedown in TPD custody as officers knelt on his back.

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