EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - An internal communication within the East Brunswick Police Department let to a release of unverified information yesterday. On May 31, 2020, The East Brunswick Police Department received information of possible retaliatory actions against perceived police supporters.
The department had not yet confirmed the information, but administrators did in fact advise police personnel to be vigilant during their patrols. The message was reported on the "Neighbors" APP, caused some online conversation on local social media. Nixle is the official outlet of the East Brunswick Police Department.
According to East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco, "Unfortunately, this information was disseminated to the public without approval. There was one reported incident of harassment which is being investigated by the Investigative Division."
"As always, the East Brunswick Police Department thanks the community for their unwavering support and will continue to serve East Brunswick Township with Honor, Integrity and Public Trust," said an official report issued by the EBPD today.
As part of its ongoing series to connect and inform residents of the township, The East Brunswick Human Relations Council will host a "Town Hall" meeting with Police Chief Frank LoSacco and Mayor Brad Cohen on Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
The topic of the discussion is policing and race relations. The Mayor and the Chief are asking residents to submit any questions or issues, especially during this period of nationwide concern about police practices.
If East Brunswick residents have any questions for Mayor Cohen or Chief LoSacco, please submit them in advance via this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCwZZhCndS7NvFT6QCfH0Veegjtk6YslF1fMLglgbe3Rbnrw/viewform
"Due to time constraints, the officials may not be able to answer every question that is submitted, but your input and participation are deeply appreciated," said Mayor Cohen in a conversation with TAPinto East Brunswick.