CJ Griffin Quoted in Star-Ledger Editorial Board Opinion on New Jersey’s Lack of Police Reform
CJ Griffin, partner and Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in the Star-Ledger Editorial Board Opinion, “N.J.’s deplorable lack of leadership on police reform.” The Opinion discusses several police reform bills introduced in New Jersey, but not enacted, in the wake of the George Floyd protests.
“The Legislature was just hoping to ride out the public sentiment after George Floyd was murdered, they put on a show with a couple of hearings, and they successfully rode out that immediate outrage,” said the police accountability advocate, attorney C.J. Griffin of Pashman-Stein. “I believe the public needs to be outraged again.”
The Opinion also includes a tweet by CJ Griffin, as well as a tweet by the ACLU-NJ in which Griffin was quoted:
"Internal affairs records are impossible to get and disciplinary records are mostly inaccessible,” says ACLU-NJ board member @CJGriffinEsq
“Meanwhile, @NJSenDems have not passed any real police reform. They allow police misconduct files to remain top secret. They haven't enacted police licensing. They haven't passed CCRBs.
We lag behind even red states in police transparency & accountability
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