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Title: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on July 27, 2014, 10:46:00 AM
Hackensack police officer files whistleblower suit claiming retaliation by superiors
Posted date:  July 25, 2014

A Hackensack police officer claims his bosses retaliated against him for giving the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office incriminating information about a colleague.

http://cliffviewpilot.com/hackensack-police-officer-files-whistleblower-suit-claiming-retaliation-by-superiors/
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on July 30, 2014, 10:07:33 AM
Latest Record article below.

Related article from WNYC/NPR: Good Cop, Bad Cop: How Infighting Is Costing New Jersey Taxpayers (http://www.wnyc.org/story/good-cop-bad-cop-how-infighting-coasting-nj-taxpayers/)

Between 2009 and 2012, the public paid over $49 million in legal fees, settlements and other costs relating to lawsuits involving the police in New Jersey. About $19.5 million went to cases where civilians sued — but taxpayers spent $29 million on lawsuits brought by police.

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Another problem is that most police departments don’t pay settlement costs out of their own budgets. “There is no financial pressure on those departments to take proactive measure to reduce the numbers of settlements and judgments” because they don’t pay the money out of their own budgets, said Joanna Schwartz, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies lawsuits involving police.
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Another cop sues Hackensack, claims 'repeated acts of retaliation'
July 30, 2014    Last updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:28 AM
By STEPHANIE AKIN
STAFF WRITER
The Record

HACKENSACK — Months after the city settled the last of more than 20 civil rights lawsuits filed by police officers during the tumultuous final years of the disgraced police chief, another officer has filed a legal complaint peppered with familiar claims of intimidation and unfair punishment — this time under new Police Director Michael Mordaga.

In the 10-page complaint filed July 16 in Superior Court in Bergen County, Patrolman Moise Flanagan claims he has been subjected to "repeated acts of retaliation" since he aided the investigation of a 2011 beating of a city resident that involved three of Flanagan's co-workers.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime-and-courts/another-cop-sues-hackensack-claims-repeated-acts-of-retaliation-1.1059175?page=all
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: just watching on August 01, 2014, 12:38:46 PM
There's now a "culture of litigation" among the Hackensack Police Department, so that even though there is a new Chief, all the officers have been heavily exposed to this new culture, and they think this is their golden parachute.
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on May 20, 2015, 04:07:05 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime-and-courts/two-more-lawsuits-name-hackensack-s-mordaga-1.1338293?page=all

Repeat link: http://www.wnyc.org/story/good-cop-bad-cop-how-infighting-coasting-nj-taxpayers/

Another problem is that most police departments don't pay settlement costs out of their own budgets. "There is no financial pressure on those departments to take proactive measure to reduce the numbers of settlements and judgments because they don't pay the money out of their own budgets", said Joanna Schwartz, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies lawsuits involving police.



Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on February 13, 2016, 05:31:28 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/suspended-hackensack-cop-s-lawyers-seek-review-of-mordaga-1.1511170

http://www.northjersey.com/news/hackensack-restructures-police-department-s-upper-management-1.1511272
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on February 20, 2016, 01:03:19 AM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/hackensack-lawsuit-settlement-includes-more-than-year-s-salary-for-police-captain-1.1515110
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on July 27, 2016, 12:21:09 AM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/hackensack-settles-two-remaining-lawsuits-filed-by-cops-1.1635281
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on April 19, 2017, 08:28:00 AM
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2017/04/18/hackensack-police-sgt-claims-city-didnt-protect-her/100588388/
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on June 04, 2017, 03:37:33 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2017/06/04/timeline-scandals-inside-hackensack-police-department/367506001/
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Homer Jones on June 04, 2017, 06:40:11 PM
The day that Tony Iurato retired as chief was the day the music died.
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on October 25, 2017, 12:10:06 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2017/10/24/hackensack-approves-settlement-police-sergeant/797497001/
Title: Re: Police Lawsuits
Post by: Editor on November 01, 2017, 10:09:13 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2017/11/01/former-hackensack-narcotics-unit-commander-retires-city-drops-charges-against-him/822650001/