Lawsuit cites conflicting Appellate decisions on access to police records

The below blog post about an OPRA lawsuit for police incident reports and “use of force” reports discusses the Appellate decision (North Jersey Media Group v. Lyndhurst Twp.) that cut access to many law enforcement records “that even tangentially relate to criminal investigations.” Plaintiff John Paff, through his attorney, argues for release of the records in line with another conflicting Appellate decision (Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office). A hearing in the case is schuduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.


NJ Open Government Notes
Oct. 9, 2016
by John Paff
OPRA lawsuit seeks Use of Force Reports filed by officers who “struggled” with “belligerent” man shortly before he died




NJ Supreme Court to hear case that cut access to police records