Dear Aberdeen Township,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Please provide copies of all of your police department’s Use of Force Reports that were created October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
Received 1/14/19 and forwarded to appropriate department.
Karen A. Ventura, RMC/CMC
Township of Aberdeen
One Aberdeen Square
Aberdeen, NJ 07738
See attached records responsive to your request.
The report dated 10/22/2018 has been redacted for the following reason(s):
The matter involves a juvenile and OPRA does not abrogate exemptions on
public access to records pursuant to other statutes. See
N.J.S.A.47:1A-9(a); Mawhinney v. Township of Galloway Police Department
(Atlantic), GRC Complaint No. 2016-153 (February 2018); and Gabardi v.
Voorhees Twp. Police Dep’t (Camden), GRC Complaint No. 2008-259 (December
The reports dated 12/30/2018 have been redacted for the following
Executive Order No. 26 (Gov. McGreevey 2002)
Rivera v. Bergen Cnty. Prosecutor’s Office, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS
2752 (August 8, 2012) holding that names of suicidal or emotionally
disturbed individuals and those displaying other purported psychological
conduct that are not arrested may be redacted.
Captain Joseph Cole
Aberdeen Township Police Department
1 Aberdeen Square
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Office: (732) 566-2054
Fax: (732) 583-7058