EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has released a statement regarding the online release of an internal communication within the EBPD. The accusation of retaliatory acts against perceived supporters of law enforcement has been not credible. On Monday, TAPinto East Brunswick reported as such. Nonetheless, conversation continued on social media, although it was based on little substance. The police have urged residents to get information from credible sources, especially with regard to safety situations.

Here is the full text of the NIXLE statement issued this afternoon by East Brunswick Police Chief Frank Lo Sacco:

The East Brunswick Police Department continuously monitors online sources while also receiving information from other areas, including public sources. In an effort to best serve the community, it is not uncommon to have inter-office communications within our agency to coordinate police response as we work diligently on vetting the information for accuracy.  We do this with Honor, Integrity, and Public Trust.

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Information circulating about possible retaliatory actions against police supporters, or those displaying American Flags, have been deemed NOT credible. 

It’s important to note that at no time did the initial information contain any specific information related to the Township of East Brunswick.  The information was general in nature without any specific ties to our community.  Furthermore, any communications related to this unvetted information was intended for in-house dissemination and was not to be publicly released unless it was deemed accurate.

The East Brunswick Police will continue to vigorously safe guard the public and serve our community.  In this spirit, I am urging everyone to please use trusted sources to obtain accurate information.  These trusted sources include:

1)  The East Brunswick Police Facebook page:
     https://www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPD/

2)  The East Brunswick Police website: 
     https://www.eastbrunswick.org/244/Police-Department


3)  The East Brunswick Twitter account:
     @EBpolicedept

4)  The East Brunswick Nixle system:
     https://local.nixle.com/east-brunswick-police-department

When you use social media for information, instead of using the above trusted sources, rumors can easily circulate.

Chief Frank LoSacco

The chief will also participate in an online Town Hall Meeting with East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen at 7:30 p.m. which will stream live on the township's Facebook page.