Camden County Judge allows release of racist texts

Courier-Post By Jim Walsh Nov. 17, 2015 (full article here) CAMDEN – Corrections officers who smuggled cellphones into Camden County Jail had no right to privacy once the phones were discovered by investigators, a state judge said Monday. Superior Court Continue Reading →

Security camera footage OPRA case goes to NJ Supreme Court

On November 6, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear Bloomfield Township’s (Essex County) appeal of a May 13, 2015 Appellate Division ruling that required the Township to provide an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requestor with 14 Continue Reading →

State Police refuses to release public records on troopers involved in Radazz Hearns shooting

NJFOG’s John Paff is quoted in this article about the secrecy surrounding records concerning the officers who shot Trenton juvenile Radazz Hearns. – NJFOG The Trentonian Oct. 27, 2015 By Isaac Avilucea (full article here, partially re-posted below) Looking to Continue Reading →

Amicus brief in the appeal of the Lyndhurst decision, which curtailed access to police records

Groups are lining up against the NJ Appellate Division’s Lyndhurst decision that made virtually all criminal records exempt under OPRA. The case is being appealed to the NJ Supreme Court.  Also see our post, “Fallout of the Appellate Division’s Lyndhurst Continue Reading →

Judge orders Christie to release ‘valuable asset’ – list of media contacts

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Re-printed in NJ Spotlight September 9, 2015 Full article here. Gov. Chris Christie lost another court battle in his attempt to keep secret a key cog in his taxpayer-funded publicity machine. Superior Court Continue Reading →

Advocate says he may sue city for records related to chief municipal prosecutor search

“Nothing in the executive order prevents the city from disclosing the names and addresses of the unsuccessful candidates because the search is now over and the position is filled,” said Paff. “Trenton’s Law Department just flatly denied my request without Continue Reading →