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    NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials are investigating a police shooting of a man outside a New Jersey home over the holiday weekend. Three uniformed officers in Newton arrived at the residence at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in response to a 911 call, the state attorney general’s office said. READ MORE: 1 Confirmed Case Of Listeria Tied To Tyson Ready-To-Eat-Chicken Products Recall In Delaware, Health Officials Say During an encounter with a man outside the home, two officers fired their service weapons, the attorney general’s office said. The officers rendered first aid but the man was pronounced dead at the scene within 15 minutes, officials said. READ MORE: 24-Year-Old Swimmer Drowns In Pennsylvania Lake, Coroner Says The man’s name wasn’t immediately released. Authorities said a semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. MORE NEWS: Penn Wynne Volunteer Firefighter Sean DeMuynck Dies While Battling House Fire, Officials Say Under state law, the attorney general’s office is required to investigate deaths occurring during encounters with law enforcement officers.
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — Major changes are coming to police departments across New Jersey. The state’s attorney general is reforming use of force policies. “In every interaction, law enforcement officers are going to do everything they can to uphold the dignity, the rights and liberties of every member of the public when they interact,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Every police officer in New Jersey will soon be held to higher standards. In a town hall, Grewal announced updates to the state’s use of force policy. Among the new policies, deadly use of force must only be used as a last resort and every incident where force was used must be reviewed by the department. “The updated policy better reflects who we are as a state and it better reflects the best practices of the finest law enforcement agencies not just in this state, but in the country,” the state attorney general said. The changes apply to all of New Jersey’s 500 police departments. They also include changes to vehicle pursuits, ban chokeholds and using less lethal force....
    TRENTON, New Jersey -- New Jersey's top law enforcement official on Monday unveiled new guidelines governing the use of force for the state's nearly 40,000 police officers, saying the changes would help restore public trust and make the state "a national leader in policing reform."The new policy, which had been promised in the wake of widespread protests against police brutality, sets up a framework for police interactions with civilians, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement.Among the new policies are a prohibition against any use of physical force against a civilian except as a last report and only after attempts at de-escalation; a bar on deadly force against civilians, including chokeholds and strikes to the head and neck, except as a last report; and a halt on firing at moving vehicles or during high-speed chases, except in narrow instances.The guidelines also require New Jersey's 38,000 officers to undergo a two-day training on de-escalation and other tactics aimed at limiting the use of force.SEE ALSO: New Jersey 101.5 radio hosts suspended over comments toward Attorney General Gurbir GrewalAmong the other...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey appeals court has upheld the state attorney general’s authority to order the release of police disciplinary files. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued orders in June requiring law enforcement agencies to identify officers who were fired or suspended due to disciplinary violation. RELATED STORY: NYPD Disciplinary Records Going Back 35 Years Now Available Online Police unions sued, arguing Grewal did not have the authority to release the files, dating back 20 years. The judge ruled the attorney general has the authority but said officers can still challenge the release of their names. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK: Stimulus Package Update: What Happens To The Economy Without A Second Stimulus? City Says Woman Killed By Falling Debris From Times Square Building May Have Been At Fault Coronavirus Impact: Popular Columbus Circle Underground Market Attempting Climb Out Of Pandemic’s Clutches You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State authorities are investigating the death of a man shot by a police officer during a standoff in New Jersey. The state attorney general’s office said Asbury Park officers were called to a two-family residence shortly after 9 p.m. Friday due to a report of a loud domestic dispute between a man and a woman. Authorities said police and Monmouth County sheriff’s officers found the woman outside and the man barricaded inside the upstairs apartment. Officers tried to talk with the man through the door, and they say he opened the door at various times, revealing that he was armed with a knife. Authorities said the man refused repeated requests to drop the weapon, and officers tried to use a stun device but it was ineffective. Police said shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, an Asbury Park officer shot the 39-year-old man, who died about 20 minutes later at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The attorney general’s office is investigating as required by a law that went into effect last year mandating an investigation by the...
    In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Associated Press/Julio Cortez A New Jersey police chief stepped down after he was accused of making racist and sexist statements in an audio recording. The recording featured a man's voice describing former Union County prosecutor Grace Park as "pretty hot" and with "wide ones," and calling New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal "that f---ing guy with the turban — I wanna pull him like a top." The Union County Prosecutor's Office confirmed in a statement that Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo "stepped down" as of July 13, though Trigo's lawyer denied that he resigned. Trigo's lawyer also told media outlets the recording had been "manipulated and spliced." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A New Jersey police chief has stepped down just days after being accused of making racist and sexist statements against top prosecutors. An audio recording emerged on July 4 that featured a man's voice disparaging the state attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, and the...
    New York (CNN)Every state, county and local law enforcement agency in New Jersey will be required to publish a list of officers who were fired, demoted or suspended for more than five days due to a disciplinary violation, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday.Law enforcement agencies will be required to publish the list of those who commit serious violations annually, with the first to come no later than December 31."Today, we end the practice of protecting the few to the detriment of the many. Today, we recommit ourselves to building a culture of transparency and accountability in law enforcement," Grewal said in a statement.Prior to this order, unless they have faced criminal charges, the disciplinary records of officers have generally not been revealed to the public, according to the attorney general's office.The directive comes as governments take on police reform following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.Read MoreAt a press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy said he was "proud" of the directive, calling it "a big step for transparency.""In the absence of information you assume...
    (CNN)A New Jersey State trooper fatally shot a black man during a struggle after the man was pulled over for allegedly driving 110 miles per hour, the state attorney general's office says.The May shooting remains under investigation by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's office, which on Monday released multiple videos, a 911 call and details of several incidents allegedly involving the driver, along with his identity and that of the trooper.Maurice Gordon, 28, was shot and killed on May 23 along a highway in New Jersey after authorities say a struggle occurred between Gordon and Sgt. Randall Wetzel. Investigators have also released details of four other incidents they say involved Gordon and police within 30 hours preceding the shooting.Wetzel fired his weapon six times and then put handcuffs on Gordon during the fatal altercation, according to the AG's release. Another state trooper attempted to provide aid to Gordon but did not detect a pulse. An additional state trooper subsequently also tried to render aid before EMS arrived and pronounced Gordon dead. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not completed...
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