Whenever John Paff , Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project and the NJLP’s Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project reads a court decision or receive other information suggesting that a police officer in New Jersey has engaged in misconduct, he typically files an Internal Affairs complaint. Since records of Internal Affairs cases are confidential and never disclosed to the public, he believe’s that posting the complaints and dispositions on his blog may help the public better understand how seriously various Internal Affairs units regard citizen complaints.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
IA Complaint against Union County Assistant Prosecutor
New Jersey Libertarian Party
P.O. Box 5424
Somerset, NJ 08875
June 3, 2015
Internal Affairs Unit
Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(via e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org and by regular mail w/o attachment)
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please accept this as our Internal Affairs complaint against the Assistant Prosecutor whose name is presently unknown who, on August 17, 2011, elicited misleading testimony from Plainfield Detective Green by way of “a series a leading questions that for the most part required Green to give the equivalent of a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response.”
As shown by the Appellate Division’s June 3, 2015 decision in State v. Akilah N. Murphy, Docket No. A-3662-12T3, a copy of which is on-line here, Green “misrepresented the sequence of events that led Baber to request the assistance of additional officers” and the Assistant Prosecutor participated in this misrepresentation by asking the leading questions that led to the misrepresented testimony.
Thank you very much for your attention to this matter. Please confirm receipt and conduct an investigation.
Very truly yours,
John Paff, Chairman
Police Accountability Project