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John Nuthall


March 30, 2017

Appellate Division overturns lower court and affirms that police officers’ disciplinary records are confidential records

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“We commend the Appellate Division for this decision. This ruling is the correct one, because it cuts right to the heart of the issue. The release of police officers' personnel files poses a grave safety risk for police officers and their families. Now that these important protections have been reaffirmed, they need to be vigorously enforced. Those who leak police officers' records in defiance of the law and this ruling must be prosecuted.”

Read the Appelate Court decision.

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