On September 8, 2019, on behalf of Long Hill Township Police Chief Ahmed Naga, and Father Dennis Berry of the Shrine of St. Joseph in Long Hill, NJ, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal spoke to attendees and community leaders concerning his recently issued Immigrant Trust Directive. Attorney General Grewal explained the directive, then fielded questions from those in the audience. This community outreach event, which was coordinated by Chief Naga, NJ Deputy Attorney General Bryn Whittle and Father Berry, was part of a statewide campaign to educate communities on the approach to immigration issues by law enforcement in the State of New Jersey.
After Chief Naga provided opening remarks, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp discussed the functions of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Unit, which is headed-up by First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Zelante, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri, and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre. Attorney Grewal then addressed the audience of approximately 250 about the Immigrant Trust Directive.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “I would like to thank Chief Naga, Father Berry and DAG Whittle for hosting this event. I would also like to thank Attorney General Grewal for his continued commitment to issues facing the immigrant population in Morris County. We were encouraged to see so many community members in attendance.”