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Wimberly on the Bridgewater Mall Altercation Between Students

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement on a recently posted video of the Bridgewater police handling of an altercation between two students:

“This video is deeply disturbing in light of the continuous discussions we’ve had over the last two years on the need to improve relations between law enforcement and the diverse communities they serve.

“It highlights the necessity and importance of the work that must be done to ensure all situations, even between two children, requiring police attention be handled fairly and judiciously.

“We see clearly, in the quick judgment of fault in this altercation, racial bias. Through the investigation, I hope we reach a resolution that will educate, institute training, and resolve the pain and confusion now felt by students and families in the Bridgewater community.”