I blogged previously about NJ Law Enforcement Directive 2006-5 and it’s 2015 supplement (Directive).
Ordinarily it requires a grand jury to review use of force by law enforcement. The grand jury must determine whether the use of force was legally justified.
But recently internal governmental review without a grand jury presentation determined a New Jersey state trooper who shot a woman’s tire was justified, per the news. In this case, authorities decided not to convene a grand jury to review the officer’s use of force. Read more