About Aaron Morrill

Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D. from Fordham Law School. As a lawyer, Aaron worked as an assistant district attorney in Kings County and a commercial and criminal litigator. He is the founder of Jersey City Times and is currently working on a musical, Food Fighters.

Entries by Aaron Morrill

Post-Bostwick Avenue: Is it Time for Civilian Oversight of the Police?

A transparent investigation that includes witness interviews and disclosure of all body camera videos is required. Moreover, even if the belt-grabbing allegation is proven to be true, the police department will still have to explain how the baton-wielding officer’s actions were appropriate and, if they weren’t, what discipline the officer will face. The burden will be on the police department to demonstrate that it can credibly investigate itself. If this incident shows that it can’t, it will be time to create a civilian complaint review board.

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Mayor Fulop Takes Action on Coronavirus

He urged those who think they may have been exposed to use the city’s dial in number to get information so as not to  “overwhelm our medical facilities and make sure that people who are concerned don’t use public transportation to our medical facilities. We will direct you on where to go and our dispatchers will take the information as appropriate.”  The number to call is 201 547-5208.   In addition, anyone with questions about the novel coronavirus, symptoms, or their risk of exposure, can call the free, New Jersey 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222.