Earlier today, Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new online dashboard detailing information on police internal affairs investigations. The searchable dashboard, which compiles information that was previously only accessible through hundreds of different agencies, allows the public to search information by law enforcement agency, the types of allegations, and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken. In response to the launch of the dashboard, New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) releases the following statement.
Marleina Ubel, Policy Analyst, NJPP:
“This is a historic step towards police transparency and accountability in the state of New Jersey. By making information on internal affairs investigations available to the public and continuing to share detailed information on police use of force, the Attorney General and Office of Justice Data are giving the public the power to hold problematic officers accountable. The Legislature should follow this example by passing S371/A996 and finally make police disciplinary records accessible to the people they are sworn to protect.”
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