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Open Government Advocacy Project:
Bulk of Springfield Police Officer's Complaint Dismissed
 

Issue Detail:

 
On August 26, 2009, Union County Superior Court Judge Kathryn A. Brock issued a 40-page decision that dismissed the majority of the claims that Springfield Police Officer Walter Brooks' brought in his 2007 civil lawsuit against Police Chief William Chisholm and Springfield Township. The remainder of the claims will probably be adjudicated shortly after a court ordered four month discovery period is concluded. Brooks, who is African-American, claimed that Chisholm and the Township racially discriminated against him in violation of New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination. Brock's decision, along with Brooks' lawsuit, are provided with this report. Brock's decision provides some insight into the Springfield Police Department's inner workings. For example, the decision (page 7), reveals that in 2007, Chief Chisholm was found to have violated the Township's harassment policy and was required to successfully complete a harassment training program.

 

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