Investigation reveals how NJ cops charged with crimes often avoid jail

Michael Hill, Anchor/Correspondent | September 30, 2020 | Law
Plea deals were supposed to be the exception. Investigation found they were commonplace

It’s written on the books, ordered by the state’s top law enforcement officer, but how courts have actually handled public servants who commit misconduct crimes tells a different story. In 2007, New Jersey enacted a sentencing law to guide prosecutors and judges. Plea deals were supposed to be the exception. But, an Asbury Park Press and ProPublica investigation found instead they’re commonplace. Reporter Andrew Ford joins Correspondent and Anchor Michael Hill with details.