Use of Force Reports October-December 2018

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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.
Records requested:
Please provide copies of all of your police department’s Use of Force Reports that were created October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Yours faithfully,


Karen Ventura, Aberdeen Township

Received 1/14/19 and forwarded to appropriate department.

Karen A. Ventura, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk
Township of Aberdeen
One Aberdeen Square
Aberdeen, NJ 07738
(732)583-4200 X119
Fax (732)290-3171

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Joe Cole, Aberdeen Township

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See attached records responsive to your request.


The report dated 10/22/2018 has been redacted for the following reason(s):


Juvenile Record

N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-60

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


Psychological Treatment

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.



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Captain Joseph Cole

Aberdeen Township Police Department

1 Aberdeen Square

Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Office: (732) 566-2054

Fax:      (732) 583-7058



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