CJ Griffin Quoted in Article on Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's Tenure

CJ Griffin Quoted in Article on Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's Tenure

January 19, 2021
Attorneys

CJ Griffin, Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted by NJ.com in the article, “Grewal is now N.J.’s longest-serving attorney general in a quarter century. Here’s how it’s going.” The article discusses some of the accomplishments and criticisms of the three-year tenure of Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, including his office’s overhaul of rules governing police use of force reports and disclosure of the names of disciplined police officers.

“The attorney general speaks about transparency and how important it is all of the time,” said CJ Griffin, a prominent public records attorney. “But then they fall short of actually providing that transparency.”

New Jersey is one of 20 states where internal affairs records are private, and Grewal’s plan would still shield many misconduct investigations from view.

At the very least, Grewal should advocate for legislation to open up those files, Griffin said.

To read the article, please click here.