N.J. Police Community Affairs Officers Association president backs Suarez for U.S. Attorney


The New Jersey Police Community Affairs Officers Association President William Schievella is the latest person to back Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez for U.S. Attorney.

New Jersey Police Community Affairs Officers Association President William Schievella.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Prosecutor Suarez has been a steadfast advocate for collaborative justice in a meaningful way. Her leadership in Hudson County has proven that you can be tough on crime, responsive to the needs of the minority community and focus on restorative justice,” Schievella wrote in a letter to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

“Prosecutor Suarez has focused resources on reducing violent crime while building community consensus and pushing law enforcement to undertake meaningful reforms. Suarez is compassionate and able to make tough decisions unbridled by politics and
influence. These uncertain times demand a proven law enforcement leader to assume the job of our State’s federal prosecutor.”

Schievella, a retired Morris County chief of detectives – and later undersheriff – who has also served as the president of the New Jersey County Prosecutor’s Office Chiefs of Detectives Association, says “a true reformer and leader” is needed in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Suarez fits that bill.

Suarez has recently received support to succeed U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito from Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement Executive Director Pamela Johnson, the Hudson County Chiefs of Police Association, and the Latino American Democratic Association of New Jersey.

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