Number 8- Judge Issues Order Ending Harassment, Intimidation, and Civil Rights Deprivations by Bergen County PoliceIn a hotly contested race for County Executive, the merger of the Bergen County Sheriff's Department and Bergen County Police Department was made the face of the election. Due to politically charged comments that the Sheriff's Officers are not police officers and actions taken to withhold the acquisition of equipment by the Sheriff's Department by incumbent Kathleen Donovan, the two departments were pitted against each other. When Sheriff's Officers wore shirts expressing their support of challenger James Tedesco, they were denied access to the county administration building by the County Security and County Police.
Number 4- Hackensack's Municipal Prosecutor Facing Complaint by New Jersey Supreme Court's Office of Attorney EthicsThe same politically connected Frank Catania, Jr. who was given health insurance as the Municipal Prosecutor is facing strict penalties (which can include disbarment) by the New Jersey Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Ethics. The investigation stems from an allegedly improper loan being made to Catania by a client through the use of client funds held in Catania's trust account. Catania allegedly improperly borrowed client funds to pay personal legal bills and business expenses. Catania continues to remain the prosecutor despite the charges (and his reportedly expunged history of drug charges) not being disclosed to the City of Hackensack.
HONORABLE MENTION OF 2014
Officer Moise Flanagan attempts to jump on the law suit bandwagon citing retaliation.
Interim City Manager Anthony Rottino, run out of town by vocal residents, says he was harassed and intimidated by anti-Rottino stickers. He says they caused him and his family to fear for their safety.
City Clerk Debra Heck was forced to resign by the sitting council. She files suit claiming that she was retaliated against for her romantic relationship with political foe, Rick Salkin.
Hackensack Scoop challenges Hackensack leaders to take part on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They gratuitously accept and so goes the City of Hackensack's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Don't listen to Crazy Councilwoman Greenman and her minions, the police got a fair contract in which they gave back more than they received!
Shout out to DPW workers who come to the aid of a woman and her baby in a motor vehicle accident which caused their vehicle to be overturned.