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Today Governor Murphy hailed the Attorney General’s directive to make New Jersey a leader in police reform starting with greater transparency. The state will no longer protect the identities of police officers who commit “serious” disciplinary actions. In a sweeping mandate unveiled yesterday, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced all police departments will be required to publish an annual list of officers who were fired, demoted or suspended for more than five days. It’s part of the administration’s effort to recognize the frustration and anger that’s been pent up in communities for generations.
This afternoon President Trump also signed an executive order providing incentives for police departments to provide more training on use of force and strengthen a national database to track misconduct but protestors say the federal action falls short of their demands. New Jersey leaders vow to make this latest effort just the first of many steps to come.