Friday, August 29, 2014

Medford's denial of reports regarding "harassment" matter

This blog entry follows up on my August 23, 2014 entry (on-line here). In relevant part, that blog entry stated:
Regarding [Incident 2014-00006939 (Harassment)], [Township Clerk Katherine E.] Burger provided me only with the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch Report).  That report shows only that a telephone call came into a police dispatcher at 1:38 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014.  According to my interpretation of the report, police unit 2502 (Police Lieutenant Arthur Waterman) responded to 91 Union St, Medford at 1:38 p.m. and cleared the scene at 1:38 p.m.  The CAD report shows the "nature of the call" as "harassment."  (I have placed a new OPRA request to Mrs. Burger for the police incident reports related to this incident.)
In her response to my request for the harassment case's police incident report, Mrs. Burger sent me a letter of denial, which is on-line here.  She claimed that the police incident reports were exempt from disclosure because of N.J.S.A. 2C:25-33 which makes confidential records created or maintained pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.