Union County Prosecutor’s Office to Assume Control of Clark Township Police Department and Investigate Credible Allegations of Misconduct
AG Grewal Pledges Support, Resources as Acting Prosecutor Ruotolo Conducts Full Inquiry and Works to Restore Trust Between Law Enforcement and Local Residents
TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo today announced that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office (UCPO) will assume control of the law enforcement and internal affairs functions of the Clark Township Police Department, effective immediately.
Acting Prosecutor Ruotolo also announced that UCPO will conduct a full inquiry into credible allegations of misconduct involving the leadership of the Clark Township Police Department. Attorney General Grewal pledged the full support of his office not only to assist with UCPO’s inquiry, but also to work with UCPO to restore trust with local residents.
Attorney General Grewal and Acting Prosecutor Ruotolo released the following joint statement:
“The residents of Clark Township deserve police leaders that meet the highest standards of the profession. We will conduct a full inquiry into credible allegations of misconduct, and at the same time we will continue to work with our local partners to build greater trust between Clark’s law enforcement officers and the community they serve.”