Social justice and criminal justice reform proponents from all over New Jersey are roundly condemning Governor Murphy signing into a law a controversial bill that would allow police officers to view their body camera footage before filing their incident reports. Murphy signed the bill (A5864) last week. Critics have been consistently rallying against the bill as it was fast tracked through the Legislature to appease the police unions.
When it passed through the Senate, its…
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Dear Governor Murphy,
We expressly insist that you veto S3939/A5864, a bill that allows police officers to view bodycam footage before coming forward with their reports.
This bill undermines the entire point of the implementing body cameras...to provide a material instrument of transparency!
We also say that this bill, no matter the legislature’s theater of agreement, where critical community engagement was curtailed and expert criticism was derided, takes us…
January 25, 2021
Newark Communities for Accountable Policing
PO Box 32159
Newark NJ 07102
Mayor Ras Baraka
Newark City Hall
920 Broad St, Newark NJ 07102
NJ Urban Mayors Association
Thomas Edison State University
John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy
An Open Letter to the NJ Urban Mayors Association with Congratulations to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and its new leadership
The Newark Communities for Accountable Policing (NCAP)* wants to extend our…