Internal affairs records of ex-police director who used racist, sexist slurs to remain private
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Internal affairs reports about former Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove - who resigned last year after using racist and sexist slurs - will remain shielded from public view, a state Appellate Court ruled Friday.Richard Rivera, a former West New York cop who became a whistleblower, filed a request under the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) for all internal affairs reports about Cosgrove and sued the prosecutor’s office after its denial. Rivera filed his OPRA request after NJ Advance Media first reported on the complaints against Cosgrove, which were later sustained by the prosecut...


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