Recine v. Tayor

New Jersey Court of Appeals affirms the dismissal of a police officer’s claim of retaliation under the Conscientious Employee Retaliation Act. The plaintiff-police officer claimed that he suffered retaliation as a result of reporting a possible police cover-up of an incident that occurred during a bachelor party for another officer. The dismissal was affirmed since the plaintiff’s actions in inquiring whether the incident was reported and asking the prosecutor to take his statement after the incident had already been reported as such, do not constitute whistleblowing activities.