New Jersey Libertarian Party

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NJLP Police Accountability Project Submits Amici Curiae Brief

The NJ Libertarian Party Police Accountability Project and the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government have submitted a joint Amici Curiae (Friends of the Court) Brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court concerning a lawsuit between the North Jersey Media Group and the Township of Lyndhurst.

In January 2015, the North Jersey Media Group was granted access to records of a police shooting where an unarmed man was shot and killed by police during a high speed chase. Several police agencies were ordered to turn over these records by a Superior Court Assignment Judge.

An appeal however has resulted in a three judge panel reversing this order and determining that the records are "within the criminal investigatory records exemption, because they are 'not required by law to be made, maintained or kept on file' and they 'pertain to [a] criminal investigation.' ”

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the North Jersey Media Group. See the Amici Curiae Brief here.

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