Lakewood Chief of Police
On March 20, 2015, Ocean County Assignment Judge Vincent J. Grasso asked Lakewood to provide him with a responsive records so that he could look at them in private (i.e. conduct an in camera review). After reviewing the documents, Judge Grasso submitted a May 6, 2015 order, on-line here, requiring Lakewood to prepare a detailed certification (i.e. a "Vaughn index") that "itemizes each document requested by plaintiff and articulates the specific basis for its denial of each item." Without such a description, Judge Grasso held, "plaintiff has no information nor opportunity to effectively advocate his position."
Judge Grasso has scheduled a hearing for June 8, 2015 at 9 a.m.