NJ Court backs police victory in ex-cop’s cancer trial

By Patrick Hoff (May 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EDT) – A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a former state trooper alleging that New Jersey police State had denied him a promotion because he had skin cancer, saying it did not identify a person with similar qualifications who got the job.

The appeals panel said in its opinion that Superior Court Judge Kay Walcott-Henderson was correct in rejecting Michael Stonnell’s claims that the New Jersey State Police violated New Jersey’s law against the discrimination when deemed ineligible for promotion due to an ongoing internal investigation.

Stonnell argued the investigation to find out if he had disobeyed an order…

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