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New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

November 29, 2018

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 voluntary assistance that police may provide to federal civil immigration ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Plainfield Suspects in Murder

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one woman for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Three Convicted in Connection with 2013 Plainfield Killing

A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against all three people who stood trial for their roles in the fatal shooting of Jose Disla-Cordero, a Plainfield man, in his home nearly five years ago, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Alejandro Lopez, 30, Mayrenid Hidalgo-Bautista, 31, and Rodney Rosario, 33, were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, while ...

Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty to Posting Online Threats against Congressman Smith

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 43-year old Plainfield man has admitted to posting threatening messages online against U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

DeReal Finklin pleaded guilty on October 19 to one count of fourth-degree cyberharassment before Superior Court Judge Richard W. English on Friday, October 19. Finklin made comments on his ...

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Watson Coleman, Grijalva Call on House Leaders to Ensure Criminal Justice Reform Bill Ends Private Prisons

December 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Following reports that Congress may move to pass a criminal justice reform bill before the end of the year, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to ensure the final measure that reaches the House floor includes a ban on private ...