Grant v. New Jersey State Police

Gregory S. Schaer, a Monmouth County based New Jersey Employment Attorney located in Manalapan, represented the employee in a lawsuit against their employer alleging claims of race discrimination.

Thomas Grant, an African-American army veteran, alleged that he was beaten and subjected to racial slurs by several New Jersey State Troopers after they responded to a local restaurant where he and his Caucasian fiancé had stopped for a drink.

Grant filed a civil rights lawsuit in the United States District Court in Camden against the officers and the New Jersey State Police alleging violations of his civil rights as well as excessive force.

The subsequent investigation was not handled by an Internal Affairs Unit but rather was conducted by the Supervisor of the four (4) Troopers, a man who in court depositions said he was not trained to handle such matters.

Then New Jersey Attorney General, John J. Farmer, Jr., issued a 161 page report in July 1999 commenting on the handling of racial profiling complaints by civilians. That report also recommended steps to increase to hiring and promotion of women and minorities within the State Police.

To speak with an experienced New Jersey Employment Law Attorney, contact the Law Offices of Gregory S. Schaer, LLC, conveniently located in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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