Statement regarding the Elizabeth Police Department

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has assumed oversight of the Elizabeth Police Department’s internal affairs functions, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday.

The City of Elizabeth has been notified that the Prosecutor’s Office’s oversight will include comprehensive daily review of all disciplinary investigations and findings in order to ensure that the daily operations of the Department’s Internal Affairs Unit are functioning properly.

The Prosecutor’s Office cannot comment on any specific internal affairs investigations.