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Holzapfel, McGuckin & Catalano 10th District
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May 11, 2022
Police Officers Deserved Better from the NJ Supreme Court, 10th District Lawmakers Say

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Police Officers Deserved Better from the NJ Supreme Court, 10th District Lawmakers Say

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano (all R-10) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision to release the man convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster on the Turnpike in 1973:

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano chastised the Supreme Court decision to free a convicted cop-killer as an insult to the men and women in law enforcement. (©iStock)

“The State Supreme Court’s decision to free a cold-blooded cop-killer is distasteful and exasperating. The court’s callous leniency is insulting to the men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line to protect New Jersey residents. Sundiata Acoli was sentenced to life for the assassination of a State Trooper in the line of duty. At this contentious time when police officers across our nation are being challenged, threatened, and targeted more than ever, we would have hoped the court would be more supportive of the Parole Board and the appellate court sentiments that would have held Acoli behind bars where he belongs.”

Related Facebook Post:
https://www.facebook.com/NJ10thDistrict/posts/387343820072602

Related Tweet:
https://twitter.com/jimholzapfel/status/1524478799156494336

Website Post:
https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/district10/police-officers-deserved-better-from-the-nj-supreme-court-10th-district-lawmakers-say/57286