In a letter to U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ), the Hudson County Chiefs of Police Association explains why they support Prosector Esther Suarez to be the next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As the chief law enforcement officer in Hudson County, Prosecutor Suarez has encouraged every police chief to increase their department’s emphasis on expressing empathy, following constitutional requirements, and treating citizens with respect and dignity,” HCCPA President Anthony Monteiro and Vice President David Strumolo wrote.
“The result has been a high focus on the 21st Century Policing Mindset in Hudson County, essentially striving for justice through transparency, accountability, and professionalism.
We believe that Prosecutor Esther Suarez represents the very best of the criminal justice community in New Jersey.”
The letter continues that the organization as a whole feel that Suarez is the right person to be appointed the next U.S. Attorney, following the departure of Craig Carpenito, given that “she recognizes and respects the concepts of culture, dignity, diversity, and equity.”
Earlier this month, Suarez gained the endorsements of LUPE PAC and LUPE Action.
Suarez, who was named Hudson County prosecutor in 2015, is one of seven names getting serious consideration for U.S. Attorney.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamel Semper and Lee Vartan, a former assistant U.S. Attorney who is now assistant counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy (D), have also begun rolling out endorsements, as New Jersey Globe reported.
Typically, the senior U.S. senator from any given state recommends his choice for U.S. Attorney to the the president, as long as they are from the same political party.
In this instance, that is the case with Menendez and President Joe Biden (D).