Attorney General Guidance for Use of Force


“TO: All County Prosecutors

FROM: Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General

DATE: June 5, 2020

SUBJECT: Guidance Regarding Police Use of Force

Like all of you, I am still reeling from the footage of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis. His death reminds us that our country has a long way to go—not only in healing our nation’s racial divides, but also in addressing the systemic and implicit biases that prevent all Americans from equally securing our country’s great promises. Now more than ever, we must redouble our commitment to building trust between law enforcement and the people we serve, especially those from historically marginalized communities.

Here in New Jersey, we are absolutely committed to a criminal justice system that is fair, just, and free of bias. I wholeheartedly agree with the statement that the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey issued earlier this week, noting our “solemn responsibility” as law enforcement officers and reiterating our shared commitment to a culture of professionalism, accountability, and transparency.” ….

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Attorney General Guidance

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