Law & Justice

December 4, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – An Assembly panel on Thursday released legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Nancy Pinkin to conduct a study of untested sexual assault exam kits in the state to get clarity on the policies and procedures that regulate the testing, and what the state ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man faces a seven-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of a passenger in his car when he hit a concrete barrier while driving drunk in Piscataway last May, authorities said today. Tayib Mahmood, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK ,NJ  - A former Rutgers football player accused of plotting to kill two people now faces an additional charge of cyber harassment. Izaia Bullock, 22, was charged today with fourth-degree cyber harassment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother  and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Piscataway man was sentenced today 6 1/2 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash in which a 59-year-old man was killed. Darius Griffin, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that joint investigations with police departments in Edison, Piscataway, and South Plainfield has led to the arrest of four men in connection with the seizure of illegal drugs. Arrested and charged with a variety of ...

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NATIONAL -- Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was created by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Sentencing took place this week for three individuals who targeted their fellow Rutgers students in home invasions in cases that rocked the local campus community. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that three former Rutgers’ students have been ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - John Mahoney loses appeal on murder charges for killing his father Jerry Mahoney, former Piscataway police officer and Piscataway School Board member. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Piscataway man’s 2015 aggravated manslaughter and hindering ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D), who represents the 17th District in New Jersey State Assembly, recently unveiled his sponsorship of Assembly No. 10, a bill revising the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana. This announcement comes in response to Governor Phil ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was charged on July 16, 2018 with vehicular homicide in the second degree caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  On July 4, 2018, Custodio lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and hit a curb, causing ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Christopher Koller, 41, of Piscataway was sentenced Thursday to 66 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the murder of Beth Bezek, a 31-year-old Raritan woman, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. The sentence was imposed after Koller was found guilty by a jury ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Newark police officer was convicted of reckless manslaughter in the death of a man outside Paddy’s Place in Union in May 2016, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. The officer, Joseph Macchia, 37, was convicted of fatally shooting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A former Dunellen recreation director and county college basketball coach was sentenced today to 52 years in prison for repeatedly engaging in sex acts with children, possessing child pornography and official misconduct, said authorities. The man, Christopher Tarver, 47, of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man pleaded guilty to charges of killing a 59-year-old Wayne man and injuring a passenger in an October car crash, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. According to a Thursday news release, Darius Griffin, Jr. 25 pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge was charged on Wednesday with causing the death of a passenger in his car, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell. The charges stem from a May 6 crash on Stelton Road when Mahmood, who was ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway police officer is out of a job after pleading guilty to charges that he struck a suspect who was in custody in a patrol car, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Todd Ritter, 54, of Millstone struck the suspect while on official duty and then entered ...

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TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8. Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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