TRENTON: Councilman Duncan W. Harrison Jr. will issue the following policy recommendation for the Trenton Police Department, in light of recent news. “In order for residents to have confidence in the Trenton Police Department we need to know that our most basic constitutional rights will be protected. The lines between justice and injustice cannot be blurred. We must ensure our officers have the right tools to perform their job in a professional manner” stated Councilman Harrison. The United States Department of Justice issued a statement of interest on January 10, 2012, that asserts citizens’ constitutional right to record police officers during the regular execution of their duties. This statement was issued in light of the Baltimore Police Department being sued by a citizen who had recorded officers arresting a friend. The officers seized the camera, searched for the video of the recording, and deleted it. The Department of Justice made the following point:Read more
TRENTON: Councilman Duncan W. Harrison Jr. is encouraging City residents to work together to keep our storm drains free of litter and debris. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch Warning for Trenton that will remain in effect until Friday morning. The forecast is calling for heavy rain as a result of Hurricane Arthur.