Possible Abduction In South Brunswick, Another Asbury Cop Sues For Racism, Multiple Drug Busts
A third Asbury Park police officer has sued the department over charges of racism and for retaliation for organizing a new police union. This union is made up mostly – but not limited to – of officers of color. Patrol Officer Ahmed Lawson filed the latest suit. Lawson is African-American. The highest-ranking officer of color on the Asbury Park force — Lieutenant Kamil Warraich, a Pakistani — sued the department two years ago. He alleged he was called a “terrorist” and “Taliban” when he was hired. The second officer to file suit — patrol officer Craig Breiner, who’s white — sued the department in May. He claimed he was called a white devil for joining the new union. They’ve criticized the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office for failing to address their complaints. The prosecutor’s office has dismissed their past complaints.
Meanwhile, police with a few drug busts yesterday. Jackson police busted three people for selling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines on the Jersey Shore. And the Ocean County prosecutor reports that a cocaine ring was broken up in Lacey Township.
Police in South Brunswick are seeking the public’s help to find a woman who was possibly abducted by a man driving a 16 wheeler truck cab. NJ dot com reports that a witness saw a woman, looking bloodies, being pulled back into the cab then driving away on Route 130. Anyone with information was asked to call South Brunswick police at 732-329-4646. They released this video:
The APP reports that the federal EPA has extended the public comment period for those concerned about the offshore wind project planned for the waters off New Jersey, called Ocean Wind 1. Up to 98 wind turbines 15 miles off Atlantic City. The new deadline for public comment is August 28th.
Looks like outdoor dining is here to stay. The outdoor dining allowances put into place at the beginning of the pandemic were extended for 2 more years by Gov. Murphy yesterday. This comes as New York City faces a lawsuit to end outdoor dining over complaints of increased noise and traffic.