NJ Police Announce New Body Camera Pilot Programs

June 28, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a Police Executive Research Forum survey, a quarter of police departments nationwide are using body-worn cameras. Recently, select Monmouth and Bergen County precincts have announced that they will initiate pilot programs equipping police officers with body camera technology in New Jersey. Officers in the pilot program will wear the weatherproof cameras to record [...]

NJ Bill Set to Rehabilitate Juvenile Justice System

June 16, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Although crimes committed by juveniles and adults can be similar in nature, there are key differences in the way the justice system handles juvenile offenses. A recent bill passed by the NJ Senate proposes a new set of rules for youth solitary confinement which would revamp the juvenile justice system and make it more difficult [...]

NJ Supreme Court Rules: Landlord Tipoffs Cannot Replace a Warrant

June 4, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, police must obtain a warrant to search a private home, even when a landlord, plumber, electrician or other houseguest spots drugs, firearms, or other potentially illegal activity inside. In the unanimous ruling, the Court reiterated that the constitutional right to privacy is strongest when it comes [...]

NJ Police Respond to Trend of Parents Shoplifting with Young Children

May 18, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In response to a growing trend of women shoplifting with their young children in tow, NJ police have instituted a new policy of reporting cases to Child Protection and Permanency, a state agency with the power to remove children from harmful family situations. This new policy comes in the wake of two separate instances of [...]

New Technology Helps Police Build a Case on DNA Profiling

April 2, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In South Carolina, police released a sketch of a possible suspect in the murder of a young woman and her daughter. This sketch was not drawn by a sketch artist. Rather, it was generated by a computer using DNA found at a crime scene. Investigators are increasingly able to determine physical characteristics based solely on [...]

Automated License Plate Readers Gaining Traction in New Jersey

March 11, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As reported in the Press of Atlantic City, Linwood, NJ police have asked the City Council to purchase an automatic license plate reader (ALPR) for their department. The police department has currently been utilizing a borrowed ALPR, that they have access to until June. ALPRs have been around for years and have become more and [...]

The Battered Child Syndrome Defense in New Jersey

February 16, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As recently reported, there is currently a case being heard in our courts involving the tragic case of a son, John Mahoney, who shot and killed his father, Jerry Mahoney, a 49 year old veteran of the police department. John, 19 at the time of the incident, is claiming self defense – specifically battered child syndrome. [...]