Trenton, N.J. –
In response to a series of articles, published in The Trentonian with incorrect information about an ongoing personnel investigation within the Trenton Police Department that relates to five officers at the Trenton Police Department, please be aware of the following:
- This matter was referred to both the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office as well as the Attorney General’s Office. This case was referred back to us to handle administratively.
- There is an ongoing investigation as to whether several officers misrepresented their sick/vacation time; any speculation by local media outlets should be disregarded until the ongoing investigation has been completed.
- Computers at the Trenton Police Department were not “hacked.” All officers involved were administrative and therefore had “access” to the relevant systems.
- Finally, only Pensions makes the decision whether to award a pension to a retiree. Pensions does do a background check and seeks clearance from the appointing authority before making the decision to award a pension.
Please be advised that there are no easy choices here, but we do not take this lightly nor is anyone getting away without repercussions.