Dancer calls for AG to work with police unions on reporting disciplinary actions

Dancer calls for AG to work with police unions on reporting disciplinary actions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to work with law enforcement unions to modify two directives issued last month after a state appeals court temporarily blocked the disclosure of police officers sanctioned for disciplinary violations.

 Dancer wants all parties to be involved in the process and introduced a resolution Monday (ACR187) urging the attorney general to work with police unions.

 “We can’t restore trust between the police and the public without consensus,” said Dancer (R-Ocean).  “For real transparency to work, the police unions must be involved in the process. There are many good police officers out there who, along with the public, want to be a part of the healing process.”

 The state Appellate Division issued a stay order Wednesday that halted Grewal’s two directives from last month and scheduled oral arguments for October.

 On June 15, Grewal ordered all law enforcement agencies to begin disclosing officers who were fired, demoted, or suspended for more than five days due to a disciplinary violation.