The City of Rahway will not appeal a judge’s ruling that body camera video of traffic stops in the case of the mayor’s car crashes must be made available to the public.
A judge ruled body camera video of police response to the mayor’s recent car crashes should be released by the city.
The Rahway Democratic Municipal Committee elected a new chairman on Monday night with Kevin O’Brien succeeding Mayor Samson Steinman as leader of the city’s majority party.
Lawyers for the City of Rahway responded last week to a lawsuit brought by this website seeking release of body and dashboard camera recordings of two car accidents within the last several months involving Mayor Samson Steinman.
In response to an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request for a number of documents related to Mayor Samson Steinman’s two automobile crashes in recent months, the city denied a request for dashboard and body camera footage while providing police reports and other documents.
City employees who have one or more motor vehicle violations within a one-year period, or a conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, would be required to take a defensive driving course under a change to the municipal employee policy.
Mayor Samson Steinman took medical leave effective Monday after being involved in a car crash on Saturday for the second time in barely six months.