If you think the protests and demonstrators have no impact, think again!
, Patterson, New Jersey will be the first city in NJ to release 20 years of police misconduct information.
Mayor Andre Sayegh made the announcement earlier this week. No later than July 15, records will provide a list of current and former officers who within the past 20 years have been “fired, demoted, or suspended for more than five days due to a disciplinary violation.” They will also do a similar list for State Troopers.
They plan on posting the list annually. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said, “In the future, the city of Paterson will publish an annual list of officers who face and receive disciplinary sanctions.”
Grewal also said he applauds Sayegh doing “the right thing.” Grewal went on to say,
“It shows his commitment to transparency and accountability in policing. If New Jersey is going to be a national leader in policing reform, we must reckon with our past. By identifying officers subject to serious discipline, we deter future misconduct and allow us to begin the process of rebuilding trust with the community.”
What other cities MUST follow in the same path?