New Jersey report outing bad cops released, here’s how Ocean County fared


TOMS RIVER, NJ – A report released by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office that was the brainchild of former Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has finally been released. The report, criticized by police unions and even many residents of New Jersey identifies all officers who have faced disciplinary charges that were kept from the public purview until now.

The 92 page report details hundreds of police officers who faced internal disciplinary measures for violations of the law. Many fear the report will be used as a tool to launch attacks against police officers and the profession. The report contains incidents between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

As far as Ocean County, only one entry is listed. Barnegat Police Department Sgt. Richard Nowak’s suspension was listed in the report.

According to the report, Sergeant Nowak, while off duty, engaged in conduct that resulted in the damage of property at a business. He was suspended for 60 days, but was not terminated or demoted.

That was the only entry for Ocean County police officers.